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The annual contest between the ORGS and LSGS took place as usual at Woking on Friday 23 March. Ellie Evans, as the LSGS match manager, organised the day with her usual brilliance and we are really grateful to her for doing so; the weather was spectacular, the course was in fantastic condition taking into account the recent snow and the greens were incredibly fast and true. Woking is a wonderful place and the ideal venue for this early season match.

Hitherto the ORGS had been unbeaten in this fixture so that the LSGS particularly keen to win and it was clear that Ellie had fired up her men so that they took advantage of a slightly delayed lunch (with extended pre-lunch drinking time) to ensure that the ORGS (who held a narrow lead after the morning) were utterly out-lunched and thrashed in the afternoon. Ellie assured us that the delayed lunch was not a planned tactic but it worked.

It is a credit to both Societies that we were able to stage a 12 a side match and 14 ORs played (with Ted Rose and Greville Cater coming off the bench at lunchtime to replace Nick Clement-Jones and Michael Wright- albeit to no avail.

It was altogether a very enjoyable day even though it is difficult to identify any highlights in the ORGS golf. A significant “lowlight” was the ORGS match manager’s abject golf in the morning about which the less said, the better.

Next year’s match is fixed for Friday 22 March – same place, same times. Please put this in your diaries.

The matches were as follows (ORGS names first);

AM
John Newton & Colin Passmore lost to Scott Perry & Bill Richards
Simon Beazley & Antony Aitken halved with Stuart Murray & Richard Ireland
Dick Grillo & Charles Walker beat Terence Kyle & Robert Muir
Christopher Johnson-Gilbert & Tim Watts beat Alexander Wood & Huw Jenkins
Michael Wright & Nick Clement-Jones beat Charles Lilley & William King
Rob Prior & Nick Hills were thrashed by James Hudson & Ellie Evans

ORGS 3 ½ – LSGS 2 ½

PM
Christopher Johnson-Gilbert & Ted Rose lost to John Hargrove & Bill Richards
Antony Aitken & Dick Grillo lost to James Hudson & Alexander Wood
Rob Prior & Greville Cater lost to William King & Robert Muir
Colin Passmore & Charles Walker lost to Charles Lilley & Stuart Murray
Tim Watts & Simon Beazley lost to Scott Perry & Ellie Evans
John Newton & Nick Hills beat Terence Kyle & Richard Ireland

ORGS 1 – LSGS 5

MATCH RESULT – LSGS (7 ½) best ORGS (4 ½)

FIXTURES

October 2021

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

March 2022

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th
Match v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 18th
Match v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2022

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Match v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

Tue & Wed 14th - 15th June
Senior / Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Tuesday 14th June
Match v Goswick GC
Goswick

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Thursday 16th
Match v Luffness New
Followed by Black Tie Dinner
Luffness New

Wednesday 22nd
Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

Thursday 30th
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

July 2022

Friday 1st
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
At: Rye & Royal St. George's

Woking Golf Club