ORGS annual general meeting and dinner
At the Annual General Meeting of the Society at its Autumn Meeting on 14th/15th September at Rye, John Newton (SH 61-65) was unanimously elected as Captain for the 2018/19. Charles Maisey (K 65-70) was elected as Vice-Captain. Paul Wilson-Gunn (K72-76) was elected to the Committee in place of the retiring Rob Prior. The Hon Treasurer presented the statement of income and expenses and mentioned that the lesson to be taken, notwithstanding that the result was a surplus, was that our finances are very finely balanced. The accounts for the year were accepted. The Captain also took the opportunity to award the “Captain’s Privelege” (all is explained in the minutes). The Minutes of the AGM will be posted on the website in due course.
The AGM was, as is our tradition, followed by dinner in the Clubhouse where we were joined by the Captain and Secretary of Rye. In the absence of John Newton, attending to a commitment in Canada fixed 18 months ago, the Hon Secretary proposed a toast to Rye Golf Club to which the Captain replied.
ORGS autumn meeting
While our numbers at this meeting have fallen over the last 10 years or so and are below the limit that Rye places on our meeting (so mark your diary for 2019 – 13th/14th September), this does not limit the enjoyment of all taking part. More hopeful, however, is that this year 5 of the players were under 25.
Rye, as ever, was in fine form and the greens in particular in excellent condition. Similarly, we were favoured by two lovely autumn days.
The Autumn Cup (aggregate stableford score over 4 rounds) was won by Rob Arthur (SH 13-18). Well done Rob. Slightly higher up the age scale, the runner up was Antony Aitken (M 57-62). Antony also won the Pattison Memorial Prize where the winner is the player who has the greatest score when his age is added.
The nicest trophy that the ORGS has is the Wills Claret Jug, and this is for the player over 55 with the best score over three rounds this year won by Jamie Clark (M 65-70).
The ladies competition was won by Rebecca Garner (Dean 92-94). The idea of a ladies prize is not to show that the ORGS is stuck in the dark ages, but to encourage other lady players to come along and give Rebecca a challenge. Come on girls! It would be great if there she had some competition.
As the majority of players were from School House or Cotton, the organiser decided not to award the House Prize (best 2 scores counting). In fact, Michell would probably have won with just 2 players playing.
The best scores in each round were:
Fri am: Aitken & Arthur
Fri pm: Garner and Richard Lloyd (Tu 81-86)
Sat am: Div 1: Low handicap] Clark (own ball) – Div 2: Lloyd and Will Lowe (C 09-14)
Sat pm: Clark & Arthur.
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club
Burnham & Berrow
Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon
Huntercombe Golf Club