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.

Tim Watts

ORGS FIXTURES

February 2020

Saturday 22nd
27 Holes of foursomes
Royal Worlington Golf Club

March 2020

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th
ORGS v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 10th
ORGS v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 16th
South West v Rest
Burnham & Berrow Golf CLub

Friday 20th
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

Register to play

April 2020

Thur 2nd - Sunday 5th
Halford Hewitt
Royal Cinque Ports &
Royal St. George's

Tues 14th / Wed 15th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

Thursday 23rd
Match v OCGS
Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

Sunday 26th
ORGS v Marlborough
Rye Golf Club (Members Only)

May 2020

Thursday 7th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Thursday 21st
ORGS v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2020

Tues 16th & Wed 17th
Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th
Match v Luffness New (am)
Scottish Meeting (pm)
Luffness New

Saturday 20th 
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Wednesday 24th
Midland Public Schools
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2020

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 9th
Northern Meeting
The Notts Golf Club

August 2020

Sunday 23rd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2020

Wednesday 2nd
ORGS v Veteran Ladies
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th
Match v Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Rye Golf Club