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

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

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club