OSGS February Newsletter

1 February 2017

Latest details on February/March/April fixtures are:

Match v The School at Sunningdale: Sunday 26 February
A team of six will play against the School at Sunningdale as a joint Halford Hewitt/Micklem Trophy warm up. Snack lunch at 11.30am and tee off from 12.28pm.
Contact Haydn Brooks at

 Match v The School at Woking: Tuesday 7 March
There are still four places available to play the School on the practice day before the Micklem Trophy. Woking is a good early season course and we are teeing off from 11.00am with refreshments afterwards. Contact Peter Simmons or 07957 141826 if you are interested.
Northern Meeting at Formby: 10 & 11 March
Meeting Manager, James Gartside Tel: 078312 73991 has circulated the following details:

Friday 10 March:
Soup and sandwiches served from 11.30 am
Tee times from 12.30 pm
This year with growing numbers we are going to eat in the Club Dinning room  - I will lay on some suitable Formby Entertainment ! There is a possibility that some Northern Old Stoics who don’t play golf will join us for Dinner, I am working on this.
Accommodation in the Dormy House

Saturday 11 March:
Tee times on the ladies course are booked from 9.30am followed by sandwiches and soup with good byes around 1.30 pm – a few have asked to play Sunday too , I can try and fix something up if those who are interested can let me know.

Contact James as soon as possible if you want to attend this excellent meeting. 

Birkdale Bucket at Woodhall Spa: 18 & 19 March
The Birkdale Bucket, for which 8 Northern schools compete, provides an opportunity to play one of the great English courses. We need a minimum of four players and the more we have of all handicap levels the better our chances - so far we have two probables. Details of this meeting are attached including the entry form. As with other team events the Society will fund the green fee cost for the two rounds (£90). If you want to play complete the entry form and send it to Charles Webb – also tell me you have entered so I can arrange to refund you the golf cost at the event.

Halford Hewitt 6 April
The Old Stoics have drawn Aldenham in the first round and tee off at 8.20am at St Georges on Thursday 6th April.
Haydn Brooks and his team would welcome all support.

Spring Meeting at Woking: 29 April
Advance warning of the Spring Meeting for which more information will be sent in the March Update. Over 20 members attended last year with handicaps from 5 to 25. I know some members have already been in contact with our Captain, Nick Luddington, who manages this meeting so email him on  if you want to play.
The Boodles Dinner on Friday 28 April is the ideal preparation for the Spring Meeting and further details will be circulated next month from Angus Campbell

OSGS Subscription:
We are chasing up those not paying a subscription or paying less than the current annual rate of £40. The focus is on those who represented the Society or played in meetings in 2016. Please check your standing orders and if you find you are not paying £40 the OSGS Bank details you need are:

Barclays, Old Stoic Golfing Society, Sort Code: 20-20-46, Account No: 80674516

I welcome hearing from anyone with suggestions on how to make the Society more successful as well contact details for prospective members.

In addition to these updates the Old Stoics Golfing Society Facebook includes regular news on meetings, matches and team events.
Don’t wait to be asked to play in any match, meeting or team event – just contact the relevant manager listed below and if you have a query contact me.

My email address:
My address stops on 31st March 2017 and will be replaced by This Update is from the new address which I will try and use solely from now on.

Peter Simmons
Secretary OSGS
07957 141826