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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

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

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

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

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Saturday 29th
Match v The Meteors
Royal St. George's
REGISTER

November 2022

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

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2023

Wednesday 29th
Match v London Solicitors
New Zealand Golf Club

Thursday 30th - Sunday 2nd
Halford Hewitt
Royal St George's &
Royal Cinque Ports

April 2023

Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

May 2023

Thursday 11th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Royal St Georges