Always a highlight of our Fixtures List, the match against the Lady Vets took place at Piltdown on a perfect late September day. We play annually for a trophy presented by an OR for this match, the Kit Dodds Quaiche, at the time of the match held by the ladies.

The ORGS has not visited Piltdown for some years, and in the meanwhile much work has been done to the course and the greens. Piltdown, while having no bunkers, has many other hazards to negotiate including lots of heather. In our match against the Ladies in 2008, when it was last played at Piltdown, the ORGS were well beaten. Could we do better 10 years on?

After a light lunch in the delightful Piltdown clubhouse, the business of the day began. The match format is foursomes matchplay, although it did not seem quite clear whether the result was to be decided in the normal matchplay manner or on a holes up basis. Sadly, this was not important as the Ladies retained the trophy either 3:2 (matchplay) or 5 up (holes up).

Our thanks to Gerald Cowan (B 55-58) for again organising the day and we look forward to trying again to win the trophy next year.

OR players were Gerald Cowan, Antony Aitken (M 57-62), James Davis (K79-83), Jock Fraser (K 56-60), Christopher Johnson-Gilbert (W 68-73), Robert Lyons (K 56-60), Ted Rose (M49-54) and Tim Watts (St 66-71).  John Cuthbertson (K 55-60) had to stand down at the last minute.

FIXTURES

March 2021

Tuesday 9th
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th TBC
Winter Meeting & HH Squad
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

Tuesday 13th - Wednesday 14th
Match v Royal North Devon
Westward Ho!

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying Event
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Friday 21st
Match v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 16th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 23rd
Public Schools Midlands Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2021

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
The Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Wednesday 18th
Match v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Sunday 22nd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2021

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

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

Piltdown Golf Club