The Rugbeian Golfing Society


Informal gathering at Royal Worlington – 1st October 2020

Under instruction from Peter Mason, Antony Aitken, Nigel Turner and Charles Maisey assembled for a glass of wine and sandwich lunch at Royal Worlington on 1st October. The host had randomly selected a strong home team of himself and Turner to take on the visitors. They may have initially wondered what was in the sandwiches as Aitken and Maisey achieved a degree of ascendancy in the first few holes. However, a combination of Sunningdale Rules and the unending challenge of this great course pegged the match back to the point that the home team were dormie as Mason and Aitken stood on the 18th tee. Maisey had the easier second shot to the green, which left Aitken with a 4-footer for a birdie and a halved match. A perfect result.

With much gratitude expressed to Peter for his generosity and for his foresight in picking an almost dry afternoon before storm Alex, a rematch was unanimously agreed.


An alternative Rye Meeting

Tadmarton Heath - 18th September

Despite the various difficulties experienced as a result of the Covid outbreak, the Rugbeian Golf Society having had to postpone or cancel most of 2020’s formal matches, is trying keep OR’s connected where possible.

Most clubs are now Covid aware and compliant and more importantly are allowing guests and visitors albeit on a generally smaller scale.

The Captain, Charles Maisey recently visited Tadmarton Heath, a short Par 69 Vardon designed course, soon to celebrate its Centenary in 2022.

In a tight match, in warm sunny but testing windy conditions, the Captain managed to come third out of three, with Mark Abrol accumulating 29 points the winner, mainly down to taking the ‘’expert’ advice given by Tadmarton member David Clews.

If other OR’s are organising predominantly Rugbiean golf matches, the Society would love to hear from them.

An alternative Rye Meeting

An alternative Rye

14 September 2020: With the Autumn Meeting and Annual General Meeting unable to take place at Rye Golf Club this year it was wonderful to see that four Rugbeian Golfing Society members (Pickerill, Aitken, Maisey C & Stanbrook) still managed to enjoy a day at Rye in wonderful weather.

As the Captain noted “The company, weather and even the golf achieved heights of enjoyment which made up in a small measure for the realisation that we were golfing when it should have been the RGS autumn meeting.

The conclusion was less about the three halved matches and more about wanting to do it again!”



Nick Hills and Charles Maisey playing in New Zealand in early 2019.
Is the the furthest from the School that any Rugbeian Golfing Society game has been played?




Sir Hugh Neill

Members of the Club will be very saddened to hear of the death of Sir Hugh Neill, who died peacefully at home on the night of Sunday 5th November 2017. He was 96 years of age.

Sir Hugh was elected a Member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1958, and was Captain of the R&A Club in 1981/1982. Prior to his death he was the senior Past Captain according to his year of office. He was also Captain of Lindrick Golf Club in 1964 and President from 1985 to 1987.

At the R&A, Sir Hugh served on the General Committee, Championship Committee, External Funds Supervisory Committee (golf development), and the Finance Committee as Chairman. At the 1978 Autumn Meeting he won the Pine Valley Plate (lowest net handicap score returned by a Member 55 years of age or over).

Sir Hugh is survived by his wife Anne, their son Michael, and daughters Jill and Sue from his first marriage to June Margaret Shuttleworth who died in 1980.

Following a Private Family Funeral, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 14th December 2017 at Sheffield Cathedral.




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