OSGS April Newsletter

4 April 2017

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Match v The School at Woking & Micklem Trophy:
The School team more than gained revenge for their Sunningdale loss with a clear 5-1 win on the Micklem Trophy practice day with Jonny Rowe the only Old Stoic victor. In the Micklem after a narrow loss to Bradfield (eventual winners) in the first round The School team then beat Harrow and Charterhouse to win the plate competition. This is clear evidence of the positive impact that Andrew Hancox as Stowe Golf Professional is having on the team as well as widening participation in golf generally at the school.
 
Northern Meeting at Formby: 10-12 March
Very well organised by James Gartside the meeting had a record turn out of 20 golfers with handicaps from 1 to 24  and was good practice for some of Haydn Brooks Halford Hewitt players. On Friday the David Hadfield Salver was won on the Formby course by Sean Morris with an excellent 37 points with Charles Gartside second with 35 points just pipping brother James. The round was followed by an enjoyable dinner in the Formby Clubhouse and some very competitive snooker. On Saturday morning the shorter but challenging Formby Ladies course was the venue for a new trophy (yet to be named). There were some excellent scores with Charles Consett (37) and Angus Campbell (39) to the fore but not able to match the three under par 68 of Haydn Brooks (42) which was beaten by the 43 points scored by Peter Simmons.
 
Birkdale Bucket at Woodhall Spa: 18 & 19 March
OSGS comfortably 'won' the Wooden Spoon as with only two golfers, Peter Comber and Peter Simmons, it was difficult to compete when all the other teams had four scores to count. However Peter Simmons recovered the cost of the weekend by coming 5th in the Sunday foursomes with his partner from Wrekin.
It is hoped that details of the 60th Anniversary event at Ilkley on 9th June will be available soon.
 
Halford Hewitt Thursday 6 April
The Old Stoics play Aldenham in the first round and tee off at 8.20am at St Georges on Thursday 6 April.
The team is Haydn Brooks, David Johnstone, Charlie Rotheroe, Martyn Palmer, Charlie Consett, Peter Jarvis, Sean Morris, Stewart McNair, David Julius & Rob Samuel. There is accommodation for a supporter that does not want a very early start on Thursday - contact pjgsimmons@gmail.com  or 07957 141826 if you are interested.
 
Spring Meeting at Woking: Saturday 29 April
Our Captain, Nick Luddington nick.parkers@btconnect.com who manages this meeting reports he already has a waiting list!  If you want your name added to the list contact Nick as soon as possible.
 
The Boodles Dinner: Friday 28 April
Angus Campbell  ajmcampbell@gmail.com or 07881 625098 says there is still room for one or two more so contact him as soon as possible if you would like to attend or want further information.  Remember there is a strict dress code of suit and tie at the Club (equivalent attire for ladies).
 
Match v Old Canfordians at Sunningdale: Sunday 30 April
Cyril Gray Captain and Match Manager, Stewart McNair, uses this fixture to look at players for the Cyril Gray team. There is one place available for the Canford match so if you are over 50 and play off a good single figure handicap contact Stewart at md@mcnairpartnership.com or 07703 228257.
 
Grafton Morrish Qualifying at North Hants GC: 7 May
After reaching the semi finals of the main event in 2016 Haydn Brooks will want a strong team to ensure we qualify again in 2017. Contact Haydn on haydnbrooks@gmail.com or 07803 241985 if you want to be considered for selection.
 
 Match v The Templars at Deal: 20 May
his is an excellent match against Tom Sleater and his Templars' team. David Ewbank ewbank77@btinternet.com is managing the OSGS team so contact him as soon as possible if you want to play.
 
Match v The School at Stowe: 27 May
Our Captain, Nick Luddington, is managing the team that plays on Speech Day at the School. Time is running out on the current course (more news to follow) so contact Nick on nick.parkers@btconnect.com or 07931 390360 if you want to play. Andrew Hancox will be fielding a larger School team this year so we need to match their numbers.  
 
 ADVANCE NOTICE: Summer Meeting at Aldeburgh: 1-2 July
 Please put these dates in your diary if you want to attend an excellent meeting at a beautiful seaside location. Excellent golf, great company and plenty for wives and partners to do other than golf. Full details from Perry Hunt  perryhunt@keme.co.uk soon. 
 
Peter Simmons
Secretary OSGS
pjgsimmons@gmail.com
07957 141826