The 2018 tournament, where past pupils of 64 schools play a knock-out completion at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal (some matches on the first two days are also played at the neighbouring Royal St George’s), began on Thursday 5th April in sunny but windy conditions.

Rugby were drawn to play Felsted and won all 5 matches in the rubber (each team is 5 foursome pairs) and moved to play Berkhamsted in the second round on the Friday morning, with a breeze that if anything was stronger – it was certainly pretty chilly to be a spectator. The team moved to the third round winning 3.5:1.5 (to be fair, the last match would probably have been a Rugby win too, but the convention is that once a team has one, remaining matches are declared as halved and the players come off the course).

In the third round Rugby met Winchester. Some very good golf was played in these matches but, sadly, with the score at 2:2 the final pair succumbed on the 17th to go down 2 & 1 in that match. Winchester went forward to win the entire competition and their 3:2 win over Rugby was the closest result Winchester had in the tournament.

Alex Fiott (SH 85-90) captained the Rugby side and the ORGS is grateful to Alex Fletcher (SF 75-79) for again providing accommodation for the side. The Rugby pairs were:

Rory Browne (K 07-12) & Jonny Brewer
Jamie Plews (SH 88-93) & Hugh Phillips (T 06-13)
Johnny Walker (Sh 92-97) & Michael Colclasure (T 06-08)
Alex Walker (09-14) & Joe Phillips (T 09-16)*/ David Walker (Sh 93-96)
Alex Fiott & Alex Fletcher
*First round only

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

Royal Cinq Ports