Old Stoic Golfing Society July 2023

5 July 2023

Old Stoic Golfing Society July 2023 Update

We still have another 7 fixtures between now and the end of the season in November and extra players are needed for four of them.

Full details are below and if you want to play just contact the relevant Match or Meeting Manager. 

Don't wait to be asked and If you need more information contact me.

Stowe win the Micklem Trophy

Stowe won the postponed Micklem Trophy played at Winchester GC on 16th June. This is the School's first win since 1991 despite being in the final for the last five years. Congratulations to the team and the new Master in Charge of Golf, Dusan Gavrilovic 


Alba Trophy at Woking 3rd June:

Jean-Michel Hall and Max Faulkner represented the Society in this prestigious 36 hole scratch foursomes event. There 42 pairs competing and Jean-Michel and Max came mid-table.

Midlands Public Schools Meeting at Little Aston 21st June:

Unfortunately we did not raise a team for this fixture. We need to consider whether this fixture continues on our list given we have not been able to field a team since 2018 - all suggestions welcome

Cyril Gray at Worplesdon 21-23rd June:

The team of Peter Jarvis, Guy Robinson, Martyn Palmer, William Hill, Stewart McNair and Tim Maynard beat City of London 2-1 in the first round but came up against an inspired Glenalmond who played fantastic golf, including a hole in one, to win 3-0.

President Stewart McNair played with David Julius in the Senior Cyril Gray (Combined age of 140) and equalled the best score but lost on countback.





L- R: William Hill, Stewart McNair, Peter Jarvis, Martyn Palmer, Tim Maynard, Guy Robinson

Summer Meeting at Aldeburgh 1st/2nd July: 

A superb weekend despite the reduced numbers. On Friday the Society managed to half the match (1.5-1.5) against Aldeburgh GC with Peters Wood and Simmons getting a win on the 18th. In an excellent addition to the programme a 9 hole competition on the challenging River Course was won by William Hill with 19 points. In the afternoon in windy conditions Jeremy Scowsill scored a good 79 to win the Buchanan Trophy and Ollie Carr scored 32 points to win the Bob Durrant Stableford Salver. In the foursomes Ollie Carr and Nick Luddington retained the Choyce Trophies (under 100 combined) with Peter Wood and Peter Simmons winning the Chatham over 50s cups. Many thanks to Meeting Manager, Peter Wood, who organised an excellent meeting as well as a drinks gathering followed by dinner at the Lighthouse that included other local Old Stoics including past President, Perry Hunt. More photos of the weekend at

Peter Wood presents Buchanan Trophy to Jeremy Scowsill    






Peter Wood presents Bob Durrant Salver to Ollie Carr


Match v Old Merchant Taylors at Moor Park 10th August (2pm): At least 2 more players needed

Nick Rice is Match Manager for this mid week afternoon match. Currently Nick, David Hinds, Greg Choyce and Peter Simmons are down to play but at least 2 more players are needed. Moor Park is in easy reach of London and has recently hosted the Hertfordshire County Championships. Please contact Nick if you would like to play.

Match v Old Gregorians at New Zealand 2nd September: 2 more players needed

Ian Bendell is Match Manager for this excellent fixture at an iconic course. Ian has 6 players already but needs 2 more to complete the team. Please contact Ian if you would like to play.

Autumn Meeting at Brancaster 14/15th October: Reserve list in operation

Tim Maynard is Meeting Manager. As ever this has proved a popular fixture and 19 are currently down to play. 

Society Captain, Peter Jarvis, Tim Maynard, Jeremy Cave, Peter Simmons, David Ewbank, Orlando McDonald- Buchanan, Arthur Fenwicke-Clennell, Francis Law, Neil Gray, Nigel Wright, Nick & Chris Luddington, Hugo Douglass, Jonathan Bewes, David Hockley, Julian Stocks, John Treadwell and Andrew Swan have registered but Tim has a reserve list as a lot can happen in 3 months!

Centenary Competition at Stowe 23rd September:  More players urgently needed

A Shotgun Start competition similar to the 'Farewell to the Old Course' held in 2019. Individual and House team competitions with lunch to follow as part of the wider Old Stoic Centenary Day being held on 23rd Sept. Organiser, Peter Simmons

We can accommodate up to 40 players and 15 have registered so far. Chandos, Chatham, Cobham and Walpole have enough players for teams but Bruce, Grafton, Grenville, Lyttleton and Temple have no entries at all. This competition is open to all Old Stoic Golfers, not just members of the OSGS, so please spread the word to your contemporaries

We need a minimum of 30 entries by early August to make this event viable - entry form attached

Match v Haileybury at Sunningdale, 5th November:

The final fixture of the year is the popular match v Haileybury. Contact Meeting Manager, Peter Comber

Date for the Diary: Halford Hewitt Centenary Dinner 10th January 2024

2024 marks the Halford Hewitt Centenary. As part of the celebrations a special dinner is being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Wednesday 10th January, during which the draw for the 2024 Centenary competition will take place. Each School is allocated 12 dinner tickets at a subsidised cost of £120 with further tickets available at £160. The entry fee to the HH has been increased in 2023 and 2024 to help fund the celebrations.

Full details of the dinner will be circulated by the organisers in the near future. 

At this stage please contact me, if you would like to attend the dinner - this will provide an idea of the level of interest. Team members from the winning sides of 1979 and 1988 may be particularly interested.


OSGS Subscription - 

With the increasing cost of team event entries and under 30 discounts it is vital that all those who play in OSGS fixtures pay the OSGS annual subscription which is currently £40 per annum

To set up a Standing Order, or increase your current one, the bank details are:

Old Stoic Golfing Society, Sort Code: 20 20 46, Account Number: 80674516

- All under 30s receive a 50% discount on the green fee cost of matches, team events and meetings.

- Pass this email onto Old Stoic Golfers you think would be interested in getting involved in our fixtures at some fantastic courses. 

We are keen to encourage golfers of all handicaps and ages (male and female) to get involved. Just point them in my direction.

You can also follow our activities via:

- The Old Stoic section of the Stowe website  

- Our Facebook page at

- Stowe Connect at Stowe Connect