The inaugural formal match between the ORGS and Blackwell, after a trial run at the end of last year, took place in wonderful late April weather.

The only win for the ORs in the morning foursomes was for Charlie Carver and Tim Watts, followed by a half for Richard Caley and Rob Prior. Narrowly beaten were Charles Maisey and Charles Walker, playing against Nigel Cadbury (OR!) and his partner. Due to a very late withdrawal (some ORGS members are still troubled by work interfering with golf) Paul Wilson-Gunn engaged the services of a tame Old Marlburian, Richard Seymour Mead, but they too were unsuccessful.

Going into lunch 2 1/2 v 1 1/2 down all was not lost. However fortified by fine wine and excellent food, the three afternoon matches resulted in the ORs coming out 2v1 winners, making the overall outcome a 4v4 draw.

Many thanks to Blackwell and Nigel Cadbury for their superb hospitality making it a most enjoyable day, which I am sure would meet with the approval of other OR golfers who might wish to play next year.

FIXTURES

August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

Wednesday 21st
ORGS v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath

September 2019

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

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

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

April 2020

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

Thursday 23rd
Match v OCGS
Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

July 2020

Thursday 9th
Northern Meeting
The Notts Golf Club

Little Aston