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Dear Mr Captain, Sir, and others!
My most humble apologies for this delay, but herewith and hereunder the results.

Friday :
Gullane No 2:  Michael Colcasure (37 pts);   R/up : Huw Phillips (36 pts).
Gullane No 3:  John Hendry (39 pts – highest score of the w/end!);
R/up : Christopher J-Gilbert (34)

Saturday:
Muirfield am: M Colcasure + Christopher J-G (38 1/2) ; R/up Huw Phillips (Own ball – 36)
Muirfield pm: M Colcasure (own ball and 38 pts) ; R/up  Peter Strother Smith + Charles Maisey 37pts)

Howard Thompson Trophy (possibly still in the safe hands of regular past winner Alick Hay!)
Overall Winner: (no surprise) for the 3 round total of : 113 1/2 pts.    –  Michael Colcasure.
Runner – up: Huw Phillips with 109 points.
The Coburn Osborn Cup (Originally for the best 2 rounds + half age; but by unanimous agreement of the board, awarded to the worthy “oldie” for an amazing 30-round total of 107 1/2 pts : Christopher Johnson Gilbert. Runner-up :   None other than our Captain John Newton with 103 1/2 points.

Players :
HCEG Members: JRF, John Hendry, Alick Hay and Hon OR Tony Fasson.
ORGS: Captain Newton, V.C Charles Maisey, Tim Watts, Nick Hills, Antony Aitken, Christopher J-G, Clive Pickerill, Greville cater, Charles Osborn, Huw Phillips, Robert Johns, Michael Colcasure, Richard Jones, John Todd and Peter Strother-Smith.  

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CAPTAIN’S REPORT
An advance party, arriving from all corners of the UK, enjoyed a pleasant lunch and convivial afternoon foursomes at Luffness, hosted by local member Sandy Lockhart and our past Captain Nick Hills, also a member of the Club. OR’s participating were the Captain John Newton, Vice Captain Charles Maisey, John Hendry, Anthony Aitken, Christopher Johnson-Gilbert, Clive Pickerill and Nick Hills. Supper was at the Old Clubhouse in Gullane, always a welcoming hostelry.

Unexpectedly good weather greeted us on the Friday morning, when it was back to Luffness. Here competitive foursomes were played by Pickerill, Cater, Hendry and Aitken, also by Hills and local member Hector Chawla, who overcame Charles Osborn and Luffness Past Captain Neil Cochrane. Another special lunch preceded a rapid transfer to Gullane’s no 2 and no 3 courses, both proper links challenges with great views. Cards were submitted, with the winner on no 2 Michael Colcasure (37 points) and the runner-up Huw Phillips (36), both young members of our Halford Hewitt squad. On no 3, John Hendry triumphed with 39 points, the highest score of the entire meeting, followed by Christopher J-G with 34. We supped at the Open Arms, Dirleton, the party now extended with the inclusion of Tim Watts, Charles Osborn and Robert Johns in addition to those mentioned above. Jokes of varying quality were told.

We were again lucky with the weather at Muirfield on the Saturday, where ORGS immediate Past Captain and HCEG member Alick Hay joined us, together with Robert Jones, Peter Strother-Smith and John Todd. The morning round proved a victory for Michael Colclosure and Christopher J-G (38 ½ points), with Huw Phillips, playing his own ball, second on 36. In the afternoon Christopher confirmed his good form with 38 points, also playing his own ball, Peter Strother-Smith and Charles Maisey following up with 37.

Our thanks are due principally to Jock Fraser and Nick Hills for putting the event together, to the brilliant young (and low handicap) golfers who chose to join us, to the ORGS members who belong to the clubs where we play, thereby keeping the green fees at a reasonable level, and to the weather gods who defied expectations and enabled us to remain dry throughout.

 

FIXTURES

October 2021

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

March 2022

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th
Match v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 18th
Match v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2022

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Match v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

Tue & Wed 14th - 15th June
Senior / Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Tuesday 14th June
Match v Goswick GC
Goswick

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Thursday 16th
Match v Luffness New
Followed by Black Tie Dinner
Luffness New

Wednesday 22nd
Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

Thursday 30th
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

July 2022

Friday 1st
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

September 2022

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

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

November 2022

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

Scottish Meeting 2016