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!



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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club