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On a sunny but windy Saturday the 30th June four teams of six players, alumni of Eton, Harrow, Rugby and Radley assembled on the historic links of Royal St George’s to compete for the prestigious Johnson-Gilbert Challenge Cup, an annual fixture played over 36 holes.

Rugby’s team, led by its Vice-Captain John Newton (SH 61-65), included Christopher and Hugh Johnson-Gilbert (W 68-73 and SF 05-10), Bruce Garrow (C 89-94), Simon Beazley (M 91-96) and, making the first appearance by a lady golfer in the contest, Rebecca Garner (M & Dean 92-94), with Nick Hills (Cotton 61-65) joining for the afternoon round.

Our two matches, both won 2-1, were against Eton and Radley, and after consideration of the number of ‘holes up’ achieved, Rugby were declared overall winners; thus the Cup can genuinely be considered to be ‘coming home’.

2016 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

Royal St Georges