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Huge thanks to Colin Passmore for again organising and re-organising our had-to-be-abandoned “Fin-de-saison” fun meeting at Burnham & Berrow.

Of the original 28-odd participants, an octet, sadly only permitted to be drawn from the B & B Members, was re-recruited to help demolish the pre-ordered fish and chips and drink the vino.

Colin divided these into two teams, as follows:
The likely losers: Colin Passmore, Nick Hills, Christopher Gabbey and ‘steady-Eddie’ Tim Hamilton …. the winners!!
The likely winners: Tim Stubbs, Robin Staunton, Bertie Garforth-Bles (he’s a lot to answer for) and Jock Fraser …. who lost, but not by much!

We nearly missed our “Tee-off” slots as the discussions/arguments reigned/rained? over strokes to be conceded, or the use of “Sunningdale” etc etc.   The format was agreed – amicably, without Barnier’s helpful assist.

Great fun and some great golf in lovely winter conditions. We all appreciated our good fortune.

After an excellent lunch 6/8th = 3/4 took to the channel to work off the rice pudding. More hilarity, and of course, a halved match.
So sad that we were reduced in number, but we all pray that 2021 will bring us back to normalcy. The Octet wish all Rugbeian Gowfers, old and young, a safe and fun passage through the Festive season.

I hate to end this report on a sad note, but a long-lasting affair is almost certain to end – at best, in divorce, at worst in cremation.   Yes!   Nick Hills’ relationship with his putter!



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

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting

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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club