The first meeting of the 2020 season took place on Saturday 22nd February at Royal Worlington and Newmarket, organised as ever by Peter Mason (SH 49-54).  Worlington was in fine condition, the greens were true and fast and the weather kept dry, something of a miracle this winter, although there was a pretty stiff breeze.

The winners of the pre lunch 9 hole foursomes stableford were Toby Davis (Sh 81-86) playing with a local member to make up the numbers; this meant that the prize that would have gone to Toby’s partner was shared by the second place pair of Nigel Turner (SF 62-66) and Tim Watts (St 66-71) ahead of their nearest rivals (Keith Irwin, K 62-66 and David Franks, B 62-66) by 1/4 point.

The afternoon foursomes were individual matches (so no winning team) with stakes of the cost of the lunchtime wine.  Our Vice-Captain, Nigel Cadbury (Tu 70-74), responded to the gallery on the 18th green with a long across the green curling putt that just dropped to halve the match for him and his partner, our Captain Charles Maisey (K 65-70) and the adulation of all watching.

It is happy to report that a number of senior members of the ORGS were able to play.  In addition to Peter Mason, John Bach (SH 49-54), John Chiene (SF 50-55) and Henry Fox (T52-57) all played and John Trumper (SF 53-57), who has had leg surgery, was able to walk a few holes.  Antony Aitken, Robin Budenberg, Grevill Cater, Jamie Clark, Jock Fraser and Richard Lloyd also played and all enjoyed the excellent lunch and being looked after by the Club so very well.

Tim Watts

FIXTURES

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

October 2020

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wednesday 21st
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Monday 7th December
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club