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

Match vs. Hurstpierpoint on 22nd April 2021

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Please be advised that the match between the OEGS and Hurstpierpoint at Walton Heath GC on Thursday, 22nd April is ON.  Our match manager is Hugh Price, mobile: 07802 283885, email: dhughprice@gmail.com but please apply to play for the OE team via this website. Walton Heath have a large marquee … 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

Cancellation of OEGS events due to the COVID-19 situation

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Due to the UK Government’s measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the majority of our 2020 season events have been cancelled, namely: the Halford Hewitt between 1st and 5th April our match vs. Hurstpierpoint at Walton Heath on 22nd April our Spring Meeting in Norfolk between 1st and 3rd May the … Read More

OEGS Sunshiners share victory at St.Georges’ Hill GC

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The Annual Fore! Traphy held on 21st October 2019 The 20th year of this unique event was played broadly under the traditional format of four teams of 7 players playing round each of the three 9-hole courses, comprising Singles, Foursomes, Four-balls and Skins. A team of Old Eastbournians (OEGS members) … Read More

David Dunn wins Crosse Challenge Trophy at Cooden GC

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Autumn Meeting Cooden GC 14th Sept 2019 The 18 Hole Stableford competition for the Crosse Challenge Trophy was played from the white tees with full handicap allowance. This was again played in fine, sunny weather with a testing 10 miles an hour breeze from the east after a very welcome … Read More

OEGS wins the wine but not the Triangular match itself

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Thursday 17 October 2019 – Triangular Match Vs Dovorians and Honitonians Our Triangular Match was once again held at the attractive West Surrey GC on a day which started with drizzle but by early afternoon turned into a very pleasant sunny October day, with teams from the Dovorians (Dover College), … Read More

OEGS reaches 2019 Grafton Morrish quarter-finals

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The GM Finals were held between 4th-6th October at Royal West Norfolk GC. The team comprising Mark Justice, Mark Stewart, Adrian Sharpin, Tim Mote, Will Hylton and Mark Simpson were drawn against Bury in the second round of this year’s tournament (Eastbourne having had the good fortune to have a … Read More

OEGS succumbs to Uppingham at N.Hants GC

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OEGS fought bravely against a stronger Uppingham team on 6th August but in the end could not benefit from the HCP strokes they had. The fixture was its usual friendly jovial affair on a sunny blowy day starting with, yet again, a superb hot lunch in the Justin Rose Room … Read More

OEGS V Lancing 15 July 2019

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A fine contingent of OE’s assembled at West Hill GC for our annual battle with the fellows of Lancing.  (A friendly bunch whose company we always enjoy.) A very good lunch was put on by the club and battle commenced at slightly after 2pm due to our enjoyment of the … Read More

Cyril Gray Competition 27 June 2019

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OEGS tumbles out in the first round at Worplesdon GC Our First Round opponents were Stowe and we fielded a team with 3 OEs who were new to the Cyril Gray, namely Tim Bevan-Thomas, Jay Lorton and Tony Dunn. Chris Walker (Captain) and Tim played top against a very impressive … Read More