Review

As the rains ceased and the sun appeared only to set at Burnham & Berrow and thus bring to an end another magnificent year of ORGS golf.

Our final fling, dodging the showers, missing the putts, hitting the rough and conceding very little was a match organised by the unflappable Colin Passmore, who with exemplary fairness, fixed and re-engineered the draw for the morning foursome match of the Vice-President’s Team against the formidable Team of Nick Hills supported by no less than our ORGS Captain, John Newton.   The result of this, the third ‘confrontation’, based on a “holes-up” format – and free wine with lunch for the winners, was won by the VP’s committed competitive players – by a margin that even the never-modest VP cannot bring himself to declare. Thanks, Guys!

Team VP:
Jock Fraser, Colin Passmore, Tim Watts, Christopher Gabbey, Antony Aitken, Richard Lloyd, Bertie Garforth-Bles, Robert Derry Evans, Robin Staunton and Charles Walker.  

Team Captain :
John Newton, Nick Hills, Peter Strother Smith, Nigel Cadbury, Robert Prior, James Percival, Jonathan Derry Evans, John Roberts, David Jackson, Hugh Whitelock.

An excellent lunch was nearly ruined when the VP took over to ‘organise’ the afternoon fiasco on the Channel course.   Traditionally no one is allowed to win though pride is always much at stake.   The short 8th Hole is the afternoon highlight.  All 16 ‘Remainers/Stayers’ compete for the prize of a bottle of Kummel (still to be distributed, as, believe it or not B&B had not one single bottle in stock) by striking for ‘closest to the pin’.    The Umpire/Referee/Hawkeye on this occasion was none other than the fairest judge to self-appoint himself (Who?  Antony Aitken, of course!). The ever-impartial and democratic AA ruled on a tie with Christopher Gabbey and Robin Staunton (I don’t believe it!) joint and worthy winners.

The ORGS continues to be the greatest possible fun and our thanks to Colin Passmore for his superb organisation in the morning and the less said about the post-prandial exercise the better.

A warm welcome to the ‘new men’ and to the occasional players. Do consult the Calendar and make this meeting and others if you can.

As another year of golf draws to a close, further thanks must be expressed to our illustrious, hand-working, match-saving Hon Secretary who has helped enormously to make 2018 another vintage year of fun for the ORGS. Thank you, Tim.

(PS: Will any/all who wish to play in the Scottish Meeting (June 7th & 8th) please apply/confirm/reconfirm, as the Scottish Hon Sec is having trouble with his computer and his memory !)

FIXTURES

March 2021

Tuesday 9th
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th TBC
Winter Meeting & HH Squad
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th
Match v Royal North Devon
Westward Ho!

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying Event
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Friday 21st
Match v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 16th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 23rd
Public Schools Midlands Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2021

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
The Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Wednesday 18th
Match v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Sunday 22nd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2021

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Sunday 10th
27 Holes of Foursomes
Royal Worlington & Newmarket

November 2021

Tuesday 16th
Match v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

December 2021

Monday 6th
Advent Informal Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Burham & Berrow Golf Club