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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

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

Woking Golf Club