As part of the year of celebration of the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Rugby School, the Old Rugbeian Golfing Society (ORGS) was asked to organise a golf day, which was held on Friday 14th July at New Zealand Golf Club, Addlestone, Surrey.
62 golfers (some members of the ORGS, some not) enjoyed a golf course in fine condition, in good golfing weather (dry and warm enough, but not too warm to be uncomfortable) with the advantage of an excellent lunch between rounds. The format was, as is the ORGS tradition, foursomes (that is, two players play one ball taking alternate shots) with prizes for the morning round, the afternoon round and overall score for the day. The Rugbeians present were indeed diverse in age, one player joining the School in 1948 and two in 2011, some 63 years of age apart.
It was pleasing that the Chairman of New Zealand Golf Club joined us as our guest for the day. Mark Burnyeat’s father and grandfather were Rugbeians, although he was denied a Rugby education (to go somewhere “near to Slough”). The President of the Club, Harry Turcan, a past pupil also played.
Details of the prize winners is below, but a special mention for Melville Guest who, playing with an injured partner, played all the tee to green shots recording an excellent 25 stableford points coming home.
Winners: Melville Guest & Martin Lee-Warner; 2nd: Henry Fox & Tim Watts; 3rd: Simon Kennedy & Niall Kennedy.
Winners: Tim Watts & Mark Burnyeat; 2nd equal: Clive Pickerill & Jon Siddall and Simon Beazley & Richard Caley; 3rd equal: Spencer Burnham & Richard Lloyd, Ted Rose & Christopher Johnson-Gilbert.
Winner: Tim Watts; 2nd: Clive Pickerill; 3rd equal: Jon Siddall, Ted Rose, Richard Lloyd and Simon Beazley.
House Prize (aggregate of best three scores):
Winner: Michell (Simon Beazley, Jamie Clark and Ted Rose)
Runner-up: School Field (Niall Kennedy, Simon Kennedy and Charles Walker)
Photos from the day can be viewed below.
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER…
The Rugby School community will physically re-unite in September. We are proud of our staff and students who have engaged in a full, virtual timetable enabling us all to flourish during this challenging time. Plans for a safe return of the whole School community will involve comprehensive risk assessments and a commitment to the BSA COVID-SAFE Charter. Find out more about our bespoke virtual visits and Open Days here