OWGS – Summer Meeting & Notice of AGM – Friday 6th July

All, George Close-Brooks currently has 33 signed up for the Summer meeting at the Berkshire next Friday 6th July. If you would like to play then please let him know asap. gclosebrooks@icloud.com Format is 18 or 36 holes. Play your own ball or play foursomes, choose your partners or be matched up… lunch… etc As part of the Summer meeting we will be holding a brief, yet long overdue AGM. […]

Golf Quarterly – A Plug!

To those of you that don’t subscribe, I can whole heartedly recommend Golf Quarterly as a fine addition to your golf journal collection. Aimed more at the more genteel side of the golfing world, it is amusing and often features tales, anecdotes, quizzes and profiles that are often very close to home. So much so, that there is a decent write-up of the recent Halford Hewitt and Winchester’s success. Can […]

Winchester WIN The Halford Hewitt – With some extra pictures included

Dear fellow OW golfers   It gives me enormous pleasure to tell you that Winchester are the proud winners of the 2018 Halford Hewitt Cup. Now there’s a sentence that I expect many of you never anticipated reading.  But the team of ten outstanding Old Wkyehamist golfers won this most prestigious tournament through talent, preparation and determination.   For those of you who might not know, the Hewitt, as it’s […]

Players Required – OWGS v Old Etonians at Rye – Saturday 1st October

Match Manager, Toby Stubbs, writes… Whilst I don’t expect you to emulate the extraordinary feats of Mr Stenson at Troon, I do hope that you may be able to join the OW team to take on the Old Etonians at another fabulous links course. I am trying to raise a team of ten for two rounds of foursomes at Rye on Saturday 1st October, and  we will aim to start […]

Claudio Consul – up to 56 in the WAGR (World Amatuer Golf Ranking)

Quite remarkable that our very own OW golfer is now ranked 56 in the World in terms of Amateur Golfers… http://www.wagr.com/en/Ranking/Player.aspx?playerid=23325&ismens=True the highlight being a recent 3rd placed finish in the Gut Bissenmoor Classic where he started with a 6 under par 65.   http://www.pga.de/epd_en_news/items/claudio-consul-against-the-pros.html I am sure we all wish him fantastic success over the next few months…        

Players Required for Royal St. George’s & Holinwell

All, I hope this finds you well – trying to enjoy some fine British Summer golfing weather. We are short of players for the following matches – please see if you can play and make yourself available: 1. OWGS vs. Royal St. George’s at Sandwich – Saturday 23rd July. There is also an optional dinner afterwards. 1 player required. Please contact Ben Twiney benjamintwiney@gmail.com 2. OWGS vs Holinwell – Saturday 6th August. 27 holes […]

Tom Hawkings at The Frame Trophy

Last weekend Tom competed at The Frame Trophy; held at Worplesdon each year – named after the legendary David Frame).  It is the only over 50 Open Competition (most senior events being over 55). Despite having the yips in the first round and missing 5 short putts (the shortest was about 1ft) and having a triple bogey at the second hole in the last round, Tom managed to come 3rd, three shots behind […]

OWGS v Notts GC (Holinwell) – 6th August – 2 players needed for 6th August

All, We have two places available in this match on Saturday 6th August versus the club at Holinwell – one of the best inland courses in the UK. We started this match last year and it really was a fantastic event with amazing hospitality. We have moved it to the Summer to get the course in best condition. Teeing off at 10am, the match is 4 ball better ball so […]

OWGS at the Alba Trophy and Claudio Consul at the European Mid Amateur

Tom Hawkings and George Close-Brooks represented the OWs in the Alba Trophy on Saturday at Woking. GCB writes – In the morning our play was a little patchy but benefited from an aggregate putting footage that must have exceeded 200 feet (Spieth-esque): an outrageous 70 footer at the 6th for birdie by Tom, followed by 25 foot for another birdie on the par three 7th and a similar length for […]

OWs v Old Blundellians, 2nd June at Bristol & Clifton Golf Club

The annual match competing for the eccentric golfer trophy started in cold windy weather but finished in glorious sunshine on a course which was looking and playing its very best.  That could not, however, also describe the fortunes of the OWs. The first pair, Robert Skinner (guest) and Christopher Cornell came unstuck against a pair of OBs who belied their 12 and 13 handicaps by going round in a better […]