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

September 2020

Mon 7th & Tue 8th - TBC
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

October 2020

Fri 11th & Sat 12th - TBC
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wed 21st - TBC
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th - TBC
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Mon 7th - TBC
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2021

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

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe 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

July 2021

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club