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

December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Register to Play

February 2020

Saturday 22nd
27 Holes of foursomes
Royal Worlington Golf Club

March 2020

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th
ORGS v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 10th
ORGS v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 16th
South West v Rest
Burnham & Berrow Golf CLub

Friday 20th
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

Register to play

April 2020

Thur 2nd - Sunday 5th
Halford Hewitt
Royal Cinque Ports &
Royal St. George's

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

Thursday 23rd
Match v OCGS
Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

Sunday 26th
ORGS v Marlborough
Rye Golf Club (Members Only)

May 2020

Thursday 7th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Thursday 21st
ORGS v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell Golf Club

June 2020

Tues 16th & Wed 17th
Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Friday 19th
Match v Luffness New (am)
Scottish Meeting (pm)
Luffness New

Saturday 20th 
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Wednesday 24th
Midland Public Schools
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2020

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 9th
Northern Meeting
The Notts Golf Club

August 2020

Sunday 23rd
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

September 2020

Wednesday 2nd
ORGS v Veteran Ladies
Ashridge Golf Club

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th
Match v Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club