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

February 2019

Sunday 4th
Halford Hewitt Trials
Princes Golf Club, Sandwich

March 2019

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd
ORGS v Rye Golf Club
Rye

Tuesday 12th
ORGS v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 18th 
South West v The Rest
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Friday 22nd 
ORGS v London Solicitors
Woking Golf Club

Saturday 30th
27 Hole Foursomes
Royal Worlington

April 2019

Thursday 11th - Saturday 14th
Halford Hewitt Cup
Cinque Ports & St George's

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon

Sunday 28th
ORGS v Marlborough
Rye (Rye Members only)

May 2019

Thursday 9th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 13th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying
Royal Wimbledon

Friday 25th
ORGS v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell

June 2019

Friday 7th June (PM) & Saturday 8th 
Scottish Meeting
Gullane 3 & Muirfield

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 19th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 26th 
Midlands Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2019

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 11th July
Northern Meeting
Notts Hollinwell Golf Club
More info......

August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

TBC
ORGS v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath

September 2019

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd
ORGS v Royal Portcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

November 2019

Saturday 2nd
ORGS v The Meteors
Royal St. George's Golf Club

December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Woking Golf Club