Review

 

There was a modest turnout of 13 quality golfers for the annual encounter between the South West and The Rest at Burnham & Berrow on a cool and breezy Monday.

The course was in superb condition considering the time of year and the greens in particular fast and true. The morning foursomes on the Championship course was a closely fought contest (in most cases) resulting in honours even. Anthony Aitken was widely hailed ‘man of the match’.

After a sustaining lunch and some modest liquid refreshment, the standard of golf on the afternoon ramble on the 9 hole Channel course, perhaps understandably, would not have impressed the selectors. Peter Strother-Smith stole the show as the only golfer to put his ball on the green at the short Par 3 8th hole and won the ‘Kummel’ trophy (which he rejected!)

There is a strong OR membership at Burnham and this means that visitors can benefit from the member-guest green fee rate (currently £35). It would be really good to see a larger gathering next year to enjoy this special course. This year we welcomed Anthony Aitken, Charles Maisey, Guy Steel-Bodger, Tim Stubbs and Charles Walker.

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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club