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OL GOLFING SOCIETY

The Golfing Society has been working through the OLGS 2018 Fixture List and can now share information on progress to date

In the Halford Hewitt in early April we were unlucky to have drawn a very strong Merchiston team in the first round at RSG. The valiant OLGS team of Ross Gilbert + Chris Pettie, Ralph Brunjes + Ollie Kenning, Mark Gurney + Alex Rosenfeld, Simon + Justin Higgo and Nigel Munn and Ryan Maskell put on a great show against a team with a number of Plus golfers and all matches were taken to the 16th or beyond but we were edged out in each. As first round losers we were entitled to enter the Plate competition which gave the team the opportunity to show its potential with wins over Highgate and King’s Canterbury followed by a last match last green loss to eventual winners Malvern in the Quarter Final. Well done lads.

The scratch side were the source of further good news in early May when they secured their place in the Grafton Morrish finals in Norfolk in the Autumn by qualifying at Knole Park. The team of Ross and Alex, Simon and Justin and Nigel with new playing partner Matt Thomson amassed a highly respectable combined 84 scratch points which was comfortably good enough to qualify them in 5th place.

At the OLGS Spring Meeting at Worplesdon in early May a small but select field enjoyed fine weather and the usual excellent hospitality. Nigel Munn defended his title in the morning singles, his 36 stableford just sufficient to edge out Andrew Baker on a count back. Most of us managed 10 holes of Greensomes in the afternoon which, on a very warm day, was more than sufficient for that early in the season. Thanks to all those who attended and well played to Nigel and Andrew.

Our first ‘A’ team match of the year was played at Littlehampton against Sherborne on 29th May. The morning round had to be abandoned after 4/5 holes owing to lightning accompanied by the most tremendous downpour that saw most of the course flooded. Amazingly after a couple of hours for a drink and an early lunch the course was playable in the afternoon and three fourball matches ventured out with Lancing triumphing 2-1.

The most recent event in which OLGS participated was the Royal Wimbledon putting competition last week. The team of Justin Higgo, Matt Thompson, newcomer Rufus Dennis and skipper Nigel Munn made a good account of themselves and finished a respectable 5th in their qualifying round, not enough to make the Finals this year but sufficient to ensure an invitation back in 2019. Well done team and thanks to Rufus for stepping in at the last minute and to Nigel for organising.

OLs are always welcome to join the OL Golfing Society please email Charlie Mackendrick for full details  - Charlie@mackendrick.plus.com

Date

Fixture

Venue

Thurs 10 May 2018

Spring Meeting

Worplesdon

Sat 12 May 2018

Grafton Morrish Qualifier (Captain: R.Gilbert)

Knole Park

Tues 29 May 2018

“A” match –v-Sherborne (Manager:  O.Harris)

Littlehampton

 

Mon 4 June 2018

Thurs 14 June 2018

Royal Wimbledon Putting Competition

Qualifying

Finals

 

Royal Wimbledon

 

Friday 22 June 2018

“A” match –v- Radley  (Manager:  N.Lloyd)

New Zealand

Thu 12 – Sun 15 July 2018

Mellin,  Burles and Millard Salvers  (Manager:  C.Martin)

West Hill

Mon 16 July 2018

Lanborne Trophy vs Eastbourne (Manager: D Hargreaves)

West Hill

Thurs 6 September 2018

Autumn Meeting

West Sussex

Sun 23 September 2018

Sussex Schools Challenge  (Manager: N Evans)

West Sussex

Fri 5 - Sun 7 October 2018

Grafton Morrish Finals (Captain:  R.Gilbert)

Hunstanton, Royal West Norfolk