OWGS 2019 Newsletter

Dear fellow OW golfer, The OW golfing year started with a bang, literally, as James Whittington (Hon Treas.) swung the back of an axe unerringly through a window pane of the front door of our cottage in Norfolk.  This solved the problem of the flower of OWGS golf being locked out for the night before our first fixture of the year, against Royal West Norfolk.  But any hope of salvation […]

Tim Bebb

All, It is with huge sadness that I write to tell you that Tim Bebb passed away shortly before Christmas. Tim is to be cremated at 2:00 p.m. at Woking Crematorium on Monday 14th January. As David Wybar writes… “Tim Bebb was a complex man and a natural Wykehamist – very intelligent, if eccentric, and with a sharp wit which he aimed at anyone and everyone including himself but excluding […]

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. […]

OWGS 2016 Fixture List

The 2016 fixture list is now available. You can download a PDF copy from this link   OWGS-Fixture-List-2016 or view it on the website here :   https://www.owgs.info/?p=10 Please do not hesitate to contact match managers ahead of time to secure places in the matches. As ever, subsidies are available to those that require them – please contact match managers for further details. We are always on the look-out for new potential […]

OWGS – Captain’s Report for 2015

David Wybar has now finished his two years as Captain of the Society. He has been a tremendous Captain, leading with spirit, energy and an amazing presence (quite literally – playing in or just supporting a number of matches). His time in charge comes to an end with the Society on a fantastic high – we have had more people playing for OWGS in the last 2 years than we […]

OWGS – Captain’s Report 2014

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year as Captain of OWGS, playing in 8 matches and both the Spring and Autumn Meetings and acting as non-playing Captain at the Halford Hewitt. I sense that OWGS is in good heart and continues to provide its members with opportunities to play competitive but friendly matches at some of the country’s top golf clubs while keeping in touch with fellow Wykehamists. I’m really […]

OWGS – Halford Hewitt Draw 2015

Match 13, Deal – 2:45 p.m., Thursday 9th April   Glenalmond v Winchester with the winner playing Shrewsbury or Framlingham in round 2   We’ve played Glenalmond once only, winning 4-1 in the 1st round in 1970. John Bamforth and David Scott made their debuts and John Bardsley made his final appearance, making way in round 2 for Ian McCausland who was also a debutant   This is a reasonable […]

Hockley Centenary Match

A wonderful report of the day, written by Chris Fell   Things didn’t go according to plan. I had added an hour to the estimated journey time to allow for a leisurely sandwich in the Hockley clubhouse, catching up with friends and preparing for the first tee and the titanic struggle ahead. A glorious summer day in Hampshire beckoned. Gradually the sky darkened, the rain steadily increased to something almost […]

Hockley Centenary Celebrations

In 2014, the Society will be involved in Hockley’s centenary celebrations on Saturday 28th June but the detailed arrangements have yet to be finalised.  So it is now a case please of looking at the website, which will be regularly updated. There is the opportunity to book your space in advance here: https://www.owgs.info/fixtures/hockley-centenary-match-dinner/ And further details can be found on the Hockley Golf Club website http://www.hockleygolfclub.com/pages.php/page/b1e3d01c-cca2-11df-8983-001ec9b331b2/view_section.html    

President’s Newsletter 2014

To the members of the Old Wykehamist Golfing Society.   During the summer, a questionnaire was sent to each of our match managers in order to gauge the viability of the matches they run each year and to suggest any improvements. This was an exercise the Society had not carried out for a number of years and we felt it was time once again to take stock.   I am delighted […]