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.

We have around 250 members and supporters. Full playing annual subscriptions are £20, £10 for non-playing or overseas members. Young OGs (under 30), Honorary OGs and those who wish just to be informed of the society's affairs pay nothing. We are always keen to increase our playing strength and welcome any new members or supporters. Please contact the Honorary Secretary, Mike Thomson at oggsgolf@gmail.com or 07961 756 022 for further details. 

 

Fixture list 2019

Click here to view the 2019 fixture list

Could members please check the fixture list and respond to the match managers with your availability. Please pay particular notice to the match vs Sedburgh at Wimbledon in March, and the match vs Loretto at Prestwick in April, but please can you mark your diary and declare your interest for all matches.
In particular, can I please remind you that the Annual Weekend will be at Elie, but on 5th and 6th October (a week later than last year)

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 or email  oggsgolf@gmail.com

 

Fixture list 2019

Halford Hewitt Draw and Team

 

Glenalmond has been drawn to play Radley on Thursday 11th April, 09:30 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club. Radley are a strong side, having been runners up in 2016, but lost last year in the first round to Canford, so we hope to meet last years side and not the team that made it to the final recently. Supporters always welcome!
As for the other Scottish Schools;
Fettes play Bishops Stortford, Thursday 11:50 Deal
Accies play Chigwell Thursday 12:25 Deal
Loretto play Clifton, Thursday 14:45 Deal
Merchiston play Stonyhurst Friday 08:20 Deal (and they look like they have a very favourable draw to go far into the tournament this year)
Watsons are the only Scottish school off at Royal St Georges, facing Trent at 09:30 on Thursday. 
The full draw can be found at www.halfordhewitt.org  
The team selected for this years tournament was 
Jordan Chatt
Andreas Frey
Karl Frey
John Gordon
Peter Gordon
Sandy Gray
Matthew McEachran
Jim Patrick
Tom Simmonds
Mike Thomson
Niall Watson
and we will be joined by Society Captain David Sanderson who will act as non-playing captain. 
We welcome Niall Watson (Patchells 1996-2001) to the team this year. He is a 3 handicapper and general manager at Peebles Golf Club. We wish him the best of luck and hope he'll enjoy his first experience at the Hewitt. 
The team will be staying at the recently renamed Leaf Hotel Dover (formerly the Ramada)
Finally, can I advise members of the supporter's event, held at Littlestone Golf Club in Kent, its a handicap foursomes stableford tournament held, with rounds available from Wednesday 10th April to Friday 12th April. Full details can be found at 
http://www.halfordhewitt.org/files/halfordhewitt.org/42/PKB_entry_details_2019_-_final.pdf
if you and a fellow OG would like to play, please let me know. 

 

Past Events

Day 1:
After day 1 of the Queen Elizabeth, Glenalmond beat Hillhead 2-1 and are through to face Uppingham this morning at 10am. 
Sandy Gray playing with recently returned from college in the US and Gullane club champion, Tom Simmonds managed to win 3/2. David Rennie and Jordan Chatt, hoping to rekindle the great form that saw them form a great partnership last year in reaching the semi finals finished their game a little early at the 12th, while Ruaraidh Stewart and Niall Booker sealed victory in the bottom game. 
Good luck to the team this morning, the winner of that game will face the winners of Perth and Dollar Academies.  Our fellow Wayfarers were sadly unsuccessful, as none of them reached the second round. 
Day 2:
Glenalmond are out of the Queen Elizabeth after round 2, going down 2.5-0.5 to Uppingham.
Mike Thomson stepped in for Sandy Gray, but otherwise the team and the order remained unchanged, with the bottom two games finishing early, resigning the top game to a half (who were 1dn on the 16th, but looking good to win that hole). Thanks to the players for turning out and also with a good attendance at the dinner.

Conditions were windy, but thankfully we stayed dry all weekend. We came a slightly disappointing 4th place, failing to live up to last year's success. We were slow out of the blocks on Saturday morning but as that included the double game against Accies and Merchiston, it was a bad time for it! We more than made up for it by beating local rivals Strathallan by 18 holes, the biggest win of the weekend. Congratulations go to Accies who managed to beat Merchiston on better hole difference

Sunday morning against Fettes is usually the best time to play them, given their propensity to enjoy themselves on Saturday night. However, it wasn't to be as they put in a good performance and beat us by 4 holes. 

Sunday afternoon was against Loretto, and as both teams were out of the running by this stage, it became more of friendly, as games 3 and 4 decided to only play 9 holes and their matches were honorable halves.

Thanks to Jim Patrick(Reid's 71-75), Tom Simmonds (Skrine's, 07-13), John Laird (Skrine’s 79-84), Ben Gray (Cairnies 80-85), Ruaraidh Stewart (Goodacre's 00-05), Jack Chillas (Goodacre's 02-07), Jordan Chatt (Patchell’s 14-16), Euan McSherry (Matheson's 90-95), Rod Mitchell (Goodacre's 75-80) and Captain David Sanderson (Matheson's 73-78) for turning out for the society.