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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!



October 2021

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

March 2022

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

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

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

April 2022

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

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

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

September 2022

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

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

November 2022

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

Burham & Berrow Golf Club