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 2019

Wednesday 23rd
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

November 2019

Saturday 2nd
ORGS v The Meteors
Rye Golf Club

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December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Register to Play

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

Woking Golf Club