Grafton Morrish – 1st to 3rd October 2021

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The Grafton Morrish was back in 2021 and after some practice late on the Thursday afternoon we took on Bedford School in the First Round early on the Friday morning at Hunstanton. Adrian Sharpin and Jack Hughes won handsomely by 5&4 but late substitutes Chris Walker and Andrew Sherwood lost … Read More

Halford Hewitt – 9th to 12th September 2021

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The 2021 Halford Hewitt, postponed from April because of the Covid pandemic, was played in the most glorious weather. And the 3 golf courses involved – Deal, Prince’s and Royal St.George’s – were all in wonderful condition with extremely challenging rough. The Eastbourne team of 10 in the main competition, … Read More

OEGS v UPPINGHAM MATCH REPORT 04.08.21

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The 5th ‘edition’ of the Uppingham match was played on a glorious summer’s day at North Hants GC which was in stunning condition. And the team’s Big Match Temperament equalled the ‘bigness’ of the delicious pork schnitzel at lunch as we emerged victorious by 3 & 2 from five 4-ball … Read More

OEGS retains King’s crown

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The sodden skies did not deter a merry band of OE golfers from turning up at Rye on 4th July for the annual fixture against the old enemy, Old King’s Canterburian GS. This was the first fixture since the sad loss of Richard Day and with his usual impeccable timing … Read More

2021 Halford Hewitt

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Eastbourne have been drawn to play against Eton in the 1st round of the 2021 Halford Hewitt.  Subject to final confirmation of the time, this match is due to start at 10.45am on Thursday, 9th September at Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich. So the battles of 2 OEGSs.  Bring them on … Read More

2021 Cyril Gray Tournament

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The Eastbourne team of Mark Winstanley, Patrick Hole (replaced by Jay Lorton after the first day), David Barwell, Chris Walker, Paul Wickman and Ben Burrows put in a magnificent performance at Worplesdon GC between the 24th and 26th June 2021. We lost in the first round of the main Cyril … Read More

OEGS vs. the College Common Room on 30th May 2021

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There was nothing common about this long-awaited encounter between the Eastbourne College Common Room team and the OEGS. In fact a closely fought 4BBB stableford match ended in an uncommonly exciting last minute long distance putt by new OEGS player Claire Patterson-Snell on the last green, which secured an overall … Read More

Match vs. the College on 20th May 2021

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Despite the promise of high winds and rain, 8 “experienced” members of the OEGS assembled at Royal Eastbourne GC on what turned out to be not too bad a day until late in the afternoon to take on the boys of Eastbourne College. The result was a 2-2 tie in … Read More

Eastbourne qualify for the 2021 Grafton Morrish Finals

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In blustery and challenging conditions at Knole Park Golf Club on 8th May, the team comprising of Mark Justice, David Barwell, Adrian Sharpin, Ben Dawson, Tim Mote and Chris Hampton, set out to emulate the achievement of 2019 by qualifying for the finals in October later in the year. Eastbourne … Read More

Match vs. Hurstpierpoint on 22nd April 2021

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On a glorious Spring day on the Old Course at Walton Heath Golf Club we again took on the might of the Old Hurstjohnians in a 12-a-side fourball match.  And it should be noted that we have played this fixture every year, with the exception of 2020, since 1993. The … Read More

Richard Day (Gonville 1982-87)

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It is with great regret that I have to report to members of the OEGS that Richard Day passed away peacefully on 6th April 2021, aged 51, after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Chris Walker. Chris Stephenson has kindly contributed this appreciation of Richard: Just as he had … Read More

Fixtures and plans for 2021

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With the Covid-19 lockdown being gradually lifted and the playing of golf re-starting, the OEGS fixture list for 2021 is becoming more certain. Refer to the Fixtures tag on the main menu but also keep an eye open for the events in which you can apply to play via this … Read More

2021 Halford Hewitt – revised dates

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The 2021 Halford Hewitt will now, all being well on the Covid-19 front, be played between the 9th and 12th September, rather than in April.  And the draw will be made on 30th June, via Zoom if necessary. The first two rounds will, unusually, be played at Prince’s and Deal … Read More

Provisional Fixture List for 2021

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Happy New Year to all our members (and prospective members) !! Under the Fixtures tag in the main menu you will find a provisional list of fixtures for 2021. Of course everything is dependent upon the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and the degree to which golf courses remain open … Read More

OEs triumphant in UK hickory championships – Autumn 2020

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Autumn 2020 has been an exceptionally successful time for OEs playing in hickory championships organised by the British Golf Collectors Society.  These are events played with wooden shafted golf clubs, all of which must date from before 1935. Firstly, Ben Burrows won the Scottish Hickory Championship with a fine net … Read More

September 2020 – OEGS West Country Golf Tour

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Despite the Covid-19 pandemic – but taking due care of all the COVID restrictions – a group of both men and ladies OEGS members, guests and partners, enjoyed a highly sociable three-day golf tour in September in the West Country, playing the highly rated North Devon courses of Saunton (the … Read More