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The match with the VLGA is always a close run affair and this year proved to be no different. This year we played “away” and consequently were guests of the Ladies at Royal Mid Surrey. 

Having learnt a thing or two about batting orders by watching the England cricket team this summer, I sent out the strong pairing of Henry Fox and John Newton first in the hope that they would register an early advantage. They took a while to get up a head of steam, but managed to come all the way back from 4 down, only to be pipped on the green on the 18th. 

Andrew Fox (no relation) and Tim Watts proved to be a formidable pairing and having benefited from the rather good lunch, there was no stopping them as they registered our first points with a comfortable victory. This was all the more impressive given the quality of the opposition.

Your captain went out next with a pairing which blended youth (Rob Arthur) with experience (me). We immediately struck up a nice bit of golfing telepathy and if one of us took a breather, the other one kicked in. As a result we came out comfortable winners despite “donating” a number of golf balls to Kew Gardens on the 8th hole.

Our last pairing of Antony Aitken and Charles Maisey were playing against two “Janes” which must have been very confusing. Anyhow they battled hard against some quality golf, but didn’t quite manage to chalk up a win.

So overall, a fair 2 – 2 draw with an entertaining and fun day had by all.   

James Davis
Organiser

 

FIXTURES

February 2022

Saturday 19th
27 hole foursome
Royal Worlington & Newmarket

March 2022

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

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 14th March
South West v The Rest
Burnham & Berrow

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

April 2022

Friday 8th
Halford Hewitt
Round 1: 08:55
Royal St. George's

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

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 8th
Grafton Morrish Qualify
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Thursday 19th (PM)
Golf & Dinner
Edgbaston Golf Club

Friday 20th (AM)
Match v Blackwell
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2022

Monday 6th
Public Schools Putting
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

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

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

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

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

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

November 2022

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

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club