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

September 2019

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd
ORGS v Royal Portcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Register for the event

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

March 2020

Friday 20th
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

Register to play

April 2020

Tues 14th / Wed 15th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

Thursday 23rd
Match v OCGS
Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

June 2020

Friday 19th
Match v Luffness New (am)
Scottish Meeting (pm)
Luffness New

Saturday 20th 
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

July 2020

Thursday 9th
Northern Meeting
The Notts Golf Club

August 2020

Sunday 23rd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2020

Friday 11th & Sturday 12th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Royal St Georges