The Rugbeian Golfing Society

Message from our Captain

 

Charles MaiseyWelcome 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).

Charles Maisey

FUTURE FIXTURES

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