Message from our Captain

 

Welcome to the ORGS website, which I hope will encourage you, if not yet a member, to join now. We are particularly keen to attract more lady Old Rugbeian golfers.

John NewtonOur 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 ORGS 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 Tim Watts (St 66-71). Tim will be delighted to hear from any Old 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).

John Newton

ORGS FIXTURES

February 2019

Sunday 4th
Halford Hewitt Trials
Princes Golf Club, Sandwich

March 2019

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd
ORGS v Rye Golf Club
Rye

Tuesday 12th
ORGS v The School
Woking Golf Club

Monday 18th 
South West v The Rest
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Friday 22nd 
ORGS v London Solicitors
Woking Golf Club

Saturday 30th
27 Hole Foursomes
Royal Worlington

April 2019

Thursday 11th - Saturday 14th
Halford Hewitt Cup
Cinque Ports & St George's

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon

Sunday 28th
ORGS v Marlborough
Rye (Rye Members only)

May 2019

Thursday 9th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

Sunday 13th
Grafton Morrish Qualifying
Royal Wimbledon

Friday 25th
ORGS v Blackwell Golf Club
Blackwell

June 2019

Friday 7th June (PM) & Saturday 8th 
Scottish Meeting
Gullane 3 & Muirfield

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 19th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 26th 
Midlands Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2019

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 11th July
Northern Meeting
Notts Hollinwell Golf Club
More info......

August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

TBC
ORGS v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath

September 2019

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd
ORGS v Royal Portcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

November 2019

Saturday 2nd
ORGS v The Meteors
Royal St. George's Golf Club

December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club