Adverse weather is the traditional enemy of golf, but this year, as with everything, it is the Coronavirus pandemic that has stopped play. Travelling to Kent was out of the question, the greenkeepers were sent home and sadly the 2020 Halford Hewitt Cup was cancelled.

The only news to report is the Captaincy of The OL Halford Hewitt Scratch Golf Team has been past on to Ralph Brunjes. We must say a huge thank you to Ross Gilbert for all his hard work and leadership not just on the Halford Hewitt but across multiple events over the past 3 years. There are many highlights from Ross’s time but the ‘cherry on the top’ must be leading the side to victory in The Halford Hewitt Plate in 2019. On behalf of all of us, we thank you Ross for everything you have achieved.

If anyone would like to be a part of the OL Scratch Golf Team please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ralph Brunjes -, and for more information on sports most competitive and social amateur tournaments, visit

We will update our events list when we are able to confirm the dates. OLs are always welcome to join the OL Golfing Society please email Charlie Mackendrick, OL Golfing Society Secretary, for full details -