Sunshine may have blessed much of the Kingdom, but it forsook Royal Porthcawl GC and what with the damp, drizzle, mist and semi-darkness there is no photographic evidence of a memorable and wonderful return trip to one of the Rugbeian Golfing Society favourite venues. No justice would be done to the handsome regulars of Nick Hills’ chosen team.

No way did this dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of the above, nor of our magnificent hosts. Nick’s team which he led magnificently in the manner of the Duke of Plaza Toro (from behind) comprised Prior; Watts; Walker; Newton; Passmore; Aitken; Garforth-Bles; Fraser and A. Businessman.

Keenly contested, as ever, the 1st Round result remained in dispute, the final match the subject of a Steward’s enquiry. With the Referee refusing to make a decision as he had retired to the 19th.

Too bad! Dinner, enormous fun and our Organiser impressed that we 10 + 10 outperformed last year’s 12 + 12 in vino consumption. Disgraceful.


Round 2.
Wet with the rough quite awful and the quality of golf in some cases matching both.   Be that as it may – and I have to thanks my partner, A.A. for holding our team together well enough for us to contribute to a memorable halved match overall, and thus achieve the desired result for RPGC to confirm a date for next year – 6th / 7th September. Make no mistake this fixture (thanks to NH) really is so popular very largely due to the magnificent hospitality of the Membership. We thanks them hugely.

JR Fraser (Vice President)



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

Royal Porthcawl