Golfing Society

The Society, which has been in existence since 1933, was set up to allow enthusiastic golfing OGs to continue to enjoy golf after leaving the College. The Society participates in a wide variety of events throughout the year.

At present there are around 250 members who pay an annual subscription of £15. We are always keen to increase our playing strength and welcome any new members. 

Fixture list 2017

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If you would like to get involved in any of the fixtures, please contact the Match manager or Society Secretary, Mike Thomson or telephone 07961 756 022.

 

Past Events

A win for Glenalmond

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On Sunday 6th March, a bright, fresh day at Luffness golf Club in East Lothian, the OGGS and Glenalmond pupils battled out an honourable draw in the two four-ball matches.

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Another win for the OGGS.....

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 In windswept conditions at HCEG on 1st March, the OGGS had a very sporting fixture against the school. Peter Golden and five boys came down from Coll and we played two rounds of foursomes, interrupted (gratefully) by a good lunch.  The result was very close and none more so than the  final afternoon match when Fergus Skinner holed a good five footer on the 18th in the gathering gloom to notch up a victory with his partner Cameron Grieve against his Dad, Jamie and Tim Wishart.

 

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With a strong turnout from both sides, the 2014 OGGS vs Glenalmond golf match promised much. In the first of the morning foursomes, the top pairing of Andreas Frey and Andrew Gibson crushed David Rennie and Thomas Simmonds - unfortunately for Coll, the remaining 4 ties produced only half a point - coming from Fergus and Max Skinner against their father, Jamie Skinner and the OGGS Captain Tom Walker. A magnificent barbecue followed where the OGGS contemplated how best to protect their 3.5-1.5 lead in the singles. Coll must've been looking forward to evening chapel and lost concentration as the OGGS won 6 and halved 2 of the 10 singles matches meaning a final score of 10.5-4.5 and a victory for the OGGS.

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It was a great day and ended 3 apiece. 6 boys and Patrick Erdal: Andy Frey, Karl Frey, Andrew Gibson, Campbell Gibson, Max Skinner, Will Porter. Boys were 2-1 ahead at lunch. However, the large lunch (alcohol free) did the trick and the OGGS levelled it up in the afternoon. OGGS team was Tom Walker, Michael Walker, Geoff Ballantine, David Sanderson, Nigel Pollock and Sandy Gray. Everyone had a really good day, despite the force 9 gale.

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On Friday 4th October, 18 OGs and partners had a jolly supper at the Ship Inn in Elie.

Saturday 5th October started brightly and it turned out to stay that way all weekend. The first group to lead us out was Captain Andrew Primrose, President Colin Brown and Alan Mackie - setting a good pace for the weekend ahead. There were 38 golfers in all including 3 ladies - Patricia Brown, Emma Lindsay and Sian Gordon. Incredibly, the top 3 places for all of the men's trophies were all won by golfers playing in the afternoon - what does that tell you about OG golfers? The performance of the day was definitely by John Bushell, returning to Elie after a 7 year absence. John played magnificently returning a gross score of 69, net 65 which won him both the Boyes Cup (scratch) and Neish's trophy (handicap) - in fact had he been a few months older, it would've been a clean sweep. The Tullis Veterans trophy was won by another OG golfer who has been absent for several years, Ronnie McMillan (score of 78-9 = 69) who made the trip from Royal County Down with his brother Tony. The Ladies Cup was won by Emma Lindsay with the same score and a better inward half than Sian Gordon.

The Annual Dinner was extremely well attended by 51 OGs, partners and guests. The entertaining toast to the OGGS was given by Keith Macintosh and an amusing reply from Tom Walker, our new Captain. The Warden gave us an update on recent goings on at Coll and as a one-off Andrew Primrose conducted an auction of donated items, ultimately raising over £1,000 for the Hugh Price Pavilion refurbishment.

On Sunday 6th October, there were 29 golfers including 4 pupils from Coll accompanied by Alasdair Purdie. John Bushell was again thwarted by a McMillan with the Stocks Tankard being awarded this time to Tony McMillan with 38 stableford points, won on countback. It was also great to see David Sanderson scoring 36 points after missing most of this season with a broken elbow. Will Porter's 40 points off a handicap of 4 saw him comfortably win the competition between the Coll pupils.

Thanks to the Golf House Club Elie for allowing us courtesy of the club and the course.

The 2014 Annual Meeting will be over the weekend of 3rd-5th October 2014.

View the score sheet here.