The annual match of an ORGS side against the School team took place at Woking GC on Tuesday 13th March, in effect being a practice round for the School team on the eve of the Gerald Micklem: eight schools take part in the Micklem, each round of the competition being five singles matches.  The School always travels with a reserve so the ORGS match is six singles matches and this year the ORGS were beaten 2.5: 3.5 with John Newton (ORGS Vice-Captain, SH 61-65) and Theo Williams (organiser, Sh 81-85) winning, Jock Fraser (ORGS Vice-President, K 56-60) halving and Tim Watts (St 66-71), Antony Aitken (M 57-62) and Nick Hills (C 61-66) all going down.  The ORGS side did not survive the unforecast heavy rain shower as well as the boys: well, that is what we say!

Our thanks to Theo Williams for continuing to organise this event, always a most enjoyable occasion and an opportunity to meet current pupils who year after year prove to be a charming bunch and a credit to our old School.  The School team were accompanied by the Master in charge of Golf, Andy Davey and another master Adam Naylor and we were all very pleased to be joined for lunch by the ORGS President, Michael Attenborough.

In the Micklem itself, the School was drawn against Stowe in the first round who were very much in form according to the reports and so won by a margin.  In the Plate, Rugby met Winchester who also won convincingly.  It appears that, while the other schools in this competition have given resources to golf, the priority at Rugby has been elsewhere and not kept pace.

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