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 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

October 2020

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wednesday 21st
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Monday 7th December
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Royal St Georges