Message from our Captain
Welcome to The Rugbeian Golfing Society website, which I hope will encourage you, if not yet a member, to join now. We are particularly keen to attract more lady Rugbeian golfers.
Our best golfers represent Rugby in the Halford Hewitt (semi-finalists 2015) and the Grafton Morrish (semi-finalists 2016), the principal competitions for former pupils. We are also represented in the Darwin competitions (the Bernard Darwin – over 55 – and the Senior Darwin – over 65 – won by Rugby in 2016). We have had some success in these competitions over the years and, as you will see, continue to do so.
However, the underlying purpose of The Rugbeian Golfing Society is to provide the best that golf can offer to all Rugbeian golfers (men and women). By the “best that golf can offer” we mean not only the challenge of golf on quality courses but the conviviality of good company off the golf course. All our regular players will vouch for the fun which we have.
Our format is usually foursomes, an ideal way to come to know your fellow players. We do, though, have some own ball competitions: a scratch and handicap prize at the Spring Meeting and a handicap prize at the Northern Meeting.
Our spiritual home is at Rye where a number of us are members and where at the beginning of each September we hold our Autumn Meeting which includes a cheerful dinner and our AGM.
As a Society we are privileged to have fixtures on two golf courses on the Open Championship rota, Royal St George’s and Muirfield, and our fixture list (as you will see on this website) includes a variety of matches and meetings on some of the finest golf courses in the Home Counties, East Anglia, the Midlands, the North of England, Scotland and the South-West.
The Spring & Autumn meetings are managed by the Hon Secretary and other fixtures are organised by match/meeting managers who will always welcome applications from members who want to play.
Our Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer is Rob Prior (C 81 – 86). Rob will be delighted to hear from any Rugbeian golfer who would like to join in with our fun, although as he explains below he will ask for a modest annual subscription which is used to meet the costs incurred in entering representative competitions, subsidising younger members playing in our events and defraying one or two other general expenses. He will also be delighted, for a further £25, to sell you, in the colours at the head of the page, the Society tie (silk).
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club
Burnham & Berrow
Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon
Huntercombe Golf Club