Wet and windy conditions welcomed the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society and The School to Woking, but failed to dampen the spirits of both sides in what proved to be another particularly enjoyable Gerald Micklem practice round.

17 of us met in the bar at 11.30 followed by a very convivial lunch with much laughter swapping stories past and present, from a Head of School, Heads of Houses, Levee, Cadet Officers, House Prefects and aspiring officers in waiting. It was clear a hard fought match was in store, and so it proved.

Despite inevitable slow play in front from the Wykehamists, the roof of the clubhouse coming into play on the 14th, and numerous puddles to contend with, the School ran out the eventual winners winning by 4 matches to 2. The ORGS points being secured by our Secretary Tim Watts and Captain of Vice, Charles Maisey.

Our sincere thanks to Woking Golf Club for welcoming us all so warmly. The Rugby School boys and masters in charge were simply a pleasure to spend time with, and a credit to the School.

The School: Dan Hatton, Oscar Holt, George Langran, Josh Montford Bebb, Marcus Richards, Matthew Wolfe, Andy Davey (MIC), Tom Rennoldson (Asst MIC).
The ORGS: Antony Aitken, Victor Barker, Jock Fraser, Nick Hills, Charles Maisey, Peter Mason, John Newton, Tim Watts, Theo Williams.

The Gerald Micklem has increasingly become the South East showcase golf competition for all eight Schools. It attracts a huge following, including prospective and past parents, old boys and girls, past and present school masters.

Our competing Schools now offer numerous golf scholarships at both 13 and 16 years of age to boys and girls with scratch or low single figure handicaps, and the top four School sides will all now be predominantly single figure handicappers.

It is clearly apparent that the Rugby Team require hugely more support than is currently offered from the top of the School, to compete at this level going forwards.

Theo Williams (Sheriff 1980-85)

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

Woking Golf Club