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ORGS v Meteors 2018

REVIEW The penultimate event of the ORGS year is a match, played at Royal St George’s, between OR golfers and OR cricketers.  As usual, the format is foursomes. Frost on the course slightly delayed the course opening, but the day was perfect for golf – other than the...

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Advent Adventure

Review As the rains ceased and the sun appeared only to set at Burnham & Berrow and thus bring to an end another magnificent year of ORGS golf. Our final fling, dodging the showers, missing the putts, hitting the rough and conceding very little was a match...

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Royal North Devon

In late September 5 Old Rugbeians (Jock Fraser, Colin Passmore, Christopher Gabbey, Peter Strother-Smith & Nick Hills) made a spectacular visit to Royal North Devon at Westward Ho ! This was intended to be a return for the six man match played the previous year at...

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Match v Blackwell Golf Club

On Thursday 4 October the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society visited Blackwell for the first time (if we discount the rained off visit in May). Blackwell is a jewel of a golf club in the heart of the Midlands - close to Bromsgrove but in very beautiful country approached by...

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Match v Lady Veteran Golfers

Match v Lady Veteran Golfers

Always a highlight of our Fixtures List, the match against the Lady Vets took place at Piltdown on a perfect late September day. We play annually for a trophy presented by an OR for this match, the Kit Dodds Quaiche, at the time of the match held by the ladies. The...

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2018 Autumn Meeting & AGM

2018 Autumn Meeting & AGM

ORGS annual general meeting and dinner At  the Annual General Meeting of the Society at its Autumn Meeting on 14th/15th September at Rye, John Newton (SH 61-65) was unanimously elected as Captain for the 2018/19. Charles Maisey (K 65-70) was elected as Vice-Captain....

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Match v Royal Porthcawl

Match v Royal Porthcawl

A very distinguished team of ORGS members paid its annual visit to Royal Porthcawl on 3 & 4 September. This is a fixture which owes its existence to the late and very much lamented Gareth Griffiths, erstwhile captain of RPGC, who remarkably in the past made the...

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Match v Uppingham at Luffenham Heath

Match v Uppingham at Luffenham Heath

The format of golf played in our annual match against Uppingham is unique, at least it is for the ORGS. The match is played using the four ball better ball format which, while it is a format now very often played generally in golf, is not played otherwise in the ORGS...

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Old Rugbeians v Old Malvernians, 2018

Old Rugbeians v Old Malvernians, 2018

The annual match against Malvern was held at The Berkshire on Sunday 19th August on a cloudy, warm (sticky, even) and breezy day. The heather, as ever, was in great condition and many holes were won or lost by whether or not a visit was made to the heather. Annual...

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ORGS v Eton, Harrow & Radley

ORGS v Eton, Harrow & Radley

On a sunny but windy Saturday the 30th June four teams of six players, alumni of Eton, Harrow, Rugby and Radley assembled on the historic links of Royal St George’s to compete for the prestigious Johnson-Gilbert Challenge Cup, an annual fixture played over 36 holes....

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Scottish Meeting 2018

Scottish Meeting 2018

Once again the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society returned to East Lothian and once again we were blessed with clement weather. The Vice-President (aka Hon Scottish Secretary resident in East Devon) very ably convened, directed, disciplined and controlled the participants;...

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French Trip – 2018

French Trip – 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Jacques Delacave and the organisational skills of Robert Lyons, six Old Rugbeian golfers arrived in Hardelot on Sunday 29th April 2018 for 4 days of golf. On the first evening of this inaugural french trip those who had traveled to Hardelot...

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Huntercombe 2018

Huntercombe 2018

Huntercombe (at a village called Nuffield near Henley-on-Thames) was in splendid condition for the Society’s Spring Meeting played on Thursday 10th May. The date was a bit earlier this year, so the bluebells were a very fine sight (and, if off target, it was more easy...

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Northern Meeting 2018

Northern Meeting 2018

The Northern Meeting in 2018 took on a slightly different format to previous years with a round at Alwoodley Golf Club on the first afternoon, dinner at The Blue Bell in Weaverthorpe in the evening and golf on day two at Ganton. Our Captain Alick Hay met with Michael...

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Halford Hewitt 2018

Halford Hewitt 2018

The 2018 tournament, where past pupils of 64 schools play a knock-out completion at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal (some matches on the first two days are also played at the neighbouring Royal St George’s), began on Thursday 5th April in sunny but windy conditions. Rugby...

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Match v London Solicitors – March 2018

Match v London Solicitors – March 2018

The annual contest between the ORGS and LSGS took place as usual at Woking on Friday 23 March. Ellie Evans, as the LSGS match manager, organised the day with her usual brilliance and we are really grateful to her for doing so; the weather was spectacular, the course...

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Match v School at Woking – March 2018

Match v School at Woking – March 2018

The annual match of an ORGS side against the School team took place at Woking GC on Tuesday 13th March, in effect being a practice round for the School team on the eve of the Gerald Micklem: eight schools take part in the Micklem, each round of the competition being...

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27 Holes at Royal Worlington

27 Holes at Royal Worlington

The 2018 ORGS season began on 17th February in sunny weather at Royal Worlington & Newmarket for an informal event comprising: a 9 hole stableford foursomes competition in the morning (winners: Jock Fraser (K 56-60) and Antony Aitken (M 57-62)); an excellent...

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Christmas fun

Review The Clash of the 16 ORGS Titans arranged with such great skill by our organiser, Colin Passmore, took place in ideal conditions on a course in impeccable shape and that’s pretty much where the good news ends - so far as the performance of the V-P’s team is...

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ORGS v Veteran Lady Golfers 2017

ORGS v Veteran Lady Golfers 2017

The Old Rugbeian Golfing Society play a match against the Veteran Ladies Golf Association every year. The match is played in September and moves round to different golf courses. In 2017 the Ladies had the choice of venue and selected Richmond GC which is in the park...

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Autumn Meeting & AGM

Alick Hay (SF 62-66) was unanimously elected as Captain for the 2017/18 year at the Annual General Meeting of the Society at the Autumn Meeting on 15th /16th September at Rye, with  John Newton (SH 61-65) being elected as Vice-Captain.  The Hon Treasurer presented the...

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2017 Match v Uppingham at Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Match lost 3.5 - 1.5 This year the annual Old Rugbeian Golfing Society fixture against the Old Uppinghamian Golfing Society moved to Leffenham Heath Golf Club in Rutland as the usual venue was unable to accommodate the match. Both teams met for lunch prior to teeing...

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Old Rugbeians v Old Malvernians

The annual match against the Old Malvernians took place at the Berkshire Club on Sunday 20th August; and it was a pleasure to welcome several new golfers to this fixture. Fine weather brought out the best in the 14 Rugbeians who scored a team result of 4½: 2½ up on...

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450th Anniversary Day

450th Anniversary Golf Day - The New Zealand As part of the year of celebration of the 450th anniversary of the foundation of our School, the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society was asked to organise a golf day, which was held on Friday 14th July at New Zealand Golf Club,...

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Scottish Meeting 2017

This was another fun ORGS weekend and the ingredients for the recipe of its success are not entirely weather-dependent, but also thanks to the enthusiasm of its participants, and this time it was the quite Magnificent Seven – teen!    Damp at Luffness – blame the...

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Huntercombe 2017

We returned to Huntercombe on Tuesday 24th May for the Spring Meeting of the ORGS and were blessed with good weather, warm but not too hot. A total of 24 attended with 23 playing in the morning own-ball stableford and 19 in the afternoon foursomes. The morning round...

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Northern Meeting 2017

2017 Northern Meeting - Alwoodley Golf Club The 2017 Northern Meeting of the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society saw participants return to Alwoodley Golf Club. This fantastic course was established in 1907 over a layout created by Dr. Alister MacKenzie on land which was...

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Halford Hewitt 2017

Rugby beat Bishops Stortford in the first round of the 2017 Halford Hewitt but were beaten by Sherborne in the second round.  The team, and their supporters, were disappointed not to be playing on Saturday (ie in the last 16).  Sherborne lost to Winchester...

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South West v The Rest

Review Formidably organised by Christopher Gabbey (to whom we owe our thanks) this annual event was as enjoyable as ever –notwithstanding the latter part of the morning’s activities being conducted in monsoon conditions. As is traditional the match took place on the...

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Match v London Solicitors at Woking – March 2017

Match Review Our early season match with the London Solicitors once again proved to be a very enjoyable occasion. There was much antecedent alarm about the state of the course at Woking where major winter drainage work had been undertaken on the greens. But in all the...

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Match v School at Woking – March 2017

Match Review On the eve of the prestigious Gerald Micklem, and after much rain throughout the preceding days, blue skies greeted the Society and the School for our annual match at Woking. With our first tee off time at 12.30pm, eight of us of us met in the bar for...

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ORGS v Rye Golf Club

REVIEW Over 102 golfers were present this year at the annual Old Rugbeians match against Rye Golf Club, held over two days in early March and it was lovely to see how well supported this fixture is. The match as always was keenly contested with the O.R’s getting off...

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ORGS v Meteors

REVIEW A formal dinner in with our Society President Michael Attenborough in the magnificent Dining Room of Royal St George's on the eve of the annual match versus the Rugby Meteors. Those assembled on the Friday evening celebrated the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society's...

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Informal Christmas Meet

Review In accordance with recently established tradition the ORGS held its “informal” winter meeting at Burnham & Berrow on the first Monday of December in relatively mild, dry and blissfully still conditions. The course was as ever in superb shape as was the case...

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Grafton Morrish 2016

REVIEW Rugby beaten in the semi-finals of the Grafton Morrish The Grafton Morrish is much larger competition (in terms of numbers of Schools participating) than the Halford Hewitt.  About 115 schools enter every year.  Regional qualifying competitions are held with 48...

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ORGS v Lady Veterans

REVIEW A good match enjoyed by all and very close with us winning by just ONE hole. 2016 FIXTURES Thursday 21st July Summer Meeting - INFO Venue: Northants CountySunday 14th August ORGS v Malvern - INFO Venue: The Berkshire Tuesday 30th August ORGS v Uppingham - INFO...

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Autumn Meeting & AGM

Jamie Clark (M 65-70) was unanimously elected as Captain for the 2016/17 year at  the Annual General Meeting of the Society at the Autumn Meeting on 9th /10th September at Rye.  In other business, Alick Hay (SF 62-66) was elected as Vice-Captain and the statement of...

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Match v Uppingham

Match lost 1-2 Sadly OUGS were only able to put out 5 players against us but this did not spoil a beautiful day at a very lovely Church Brampton After an excellent lunch our first pair, Charles Carver and Duncan Steele-Bodger, raced away to win comfortably by 4 &...

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Match v Malvern

The annual match between the Old Malvernian Golfing Society and the ORGS took place on Sunday 14th August at the Berkshire, Ascot. Blessed with fine weather and a reassuringly-honed team, expectations for an ORGS win were high – at least in the mind of the new match...

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v Royal Porthcawl

Informal battle at Royal Porthcawl Our Intrepid “Imperator” gathered a small skirmishing force to cross the Ponte Pays de Galles to invade the Principality and renew hostilities after a classic encounter in MMXV. Far from overcoming Team Gareth Griffith, we succumbed...

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ORGS v Eton

REVIEW Rugby maintained its 100% record in this fixture winning for a 4th time by 6-2 matches. Five of this year’s Halford Hewitt team were joined by the ORGS President, Michael Attenborough, and father and son Johnson-Gilbert. It was fitting that Christopher...

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Bernard Darwin 2016

REVIEW In this year's Bernard Darwin competition at Woking GC, Rugby drew Eton. The sides were evenly matched on handicaps, and so it proved in the contest. We were up in all three matches, into the back nine, but whilst one went our way comfortably, the other two...

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Scottish Meeting 2016

As always this was a massively enjoyable outing, greatly attributable to the highly-tuned administrative skills of our shy and quiet Vice–President, Jock Fraser, to whom we owe a big debt of thanks. Sixteen members of the Society took part: John Bach, Raymond Clynick,...

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Huntercombe 2016

Our Spring Meeting is held at Huntercombe, situated atop the Chilterns near Henley-on-Thames with red kites circling above and fine views down to the Vale of Oxfiord.  Huntercombe always gives a warm welcome to Rugby golfers.  The Spring Meeting is just one day and,...

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Match v Marlborough

On Sunday 8th May, the OR golfers took on their counterparts from Marlborough at Walton Heath in warm, indeed hot, sunshine made most acceptable by a cooling breeze.  Those picked to play by team captain Alex Fiott were Christopher Johnson-Gilbert, Robert Lyons,...

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Northern Meeting

Ganton 2016 After a warm welcome from Michael Wildblood and a pleasant soup & sandwich on the Friday lunchtime we set out in cold, damp conditions around this stunning 1949 Ryder Cup course. With the wind blowing the three-ball groupings found conditions tricky...

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Halford Hewitt

We know, because it is why we play and watch and support, sometimes in sport one short moment can make all the difference; and in golf this can mean one good shot. In the third round against Eton, Rugby had lost two matches, won one and were 2 up with two to play in...

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O.R.G.S. FIXTURES

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

Wednesday 17th
Match v OUGS
Luffenham Heath

Sunday 21st
Match v Malvern
The Berkshire

September 2022

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

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

October 2022

Wednesday 5th
Match v LVGA
Burhill Golf Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Saturday 29th
Match v The Meteors
Royal St. George's
REGISTER

November 2022

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

December 2022

Monday 5th
Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2023

Wednesday 29th
Match v London Solicitors
New Zealand Golf Club

Thursday 30th - Sunday 2nd
Halford Hewitt
Royal St George's &
Royal Cinque Ports

April 2023

Tues 25th & Wed 26th
Match v RND
Royal North Devon

May 2023

Thursday 11th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club