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The Rugbeian Golfing Society

Message from our Captain

Nigel CadburyWelcome 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).

Nigel Cadbury

FUTURE FIXTURES

October 2021

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

March 2022

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th
Match v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 18th
Match v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2022

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Match v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

Tue & Wed 14th - 15th June
Senior / Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Tuesday 14th June
Match v Goswick GC
Goswick

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Thursday 16th
Match v Luffness New
Followed by Black Tie Dinner
Luffness New

Wednesday 22nd
Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

Thursday 30th
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

July 2022

Friday 1st
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
At: Rye & Royal St. George's