Due to the UK Government’s measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, still more of our early 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 … Read More
We wish to draw the attention of members of the OEGS to the Eastbournian Society London dinner which this year is being held on Wednesday 11 March at The Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, W1J 7PX. The guests / guest speakers are: Tom Evans (Wargrave 2005-10) who is one of … Read More
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
Autumn Meeting Cooden GC 14th Sept 2019 The 18 Hole Stableford competition for the Cawston Cup 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 full … Read More
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
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
Please note the change of date for this fixture at St.Georges’ Hill GC. It will now take place on Monday 21st October, not 16th September.
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 triumphs over Tonbridge at West Sussex GC, Pulborough by 8.5 points v 3.5 points. More details to follow from Ben Burrows (we hope).
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
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
A great day at Royal Wimbledon GC for the Schools putting competition 2019. Our team of four, Ben Burrows, Ben Dawson, Will Thornton and Grant Leonard performed well and came fourth out of eight schools, just missing a spot in the finals. After a nervy start in all four first … Read More
Election of OEGS Officers 2019 At the OEGS AGM on Sunday 12 May held at Piltdown GC, the meeting approved the re-election of Chris Walker as President, David Burt as Secretary, Jo Grey as Treasurer and David Wells as Fixtures Secretary. In addition, Ben Burrows, Richard Day and David Stewart … Read More
This year’s winner of the Merritt Challenge Cup, which was held at Piltdown GC, East Sussex, on Sunday 12 May, was OEGS President, Chris Walker with 27 points off scratch….. Read More
OEGS qualifies at Knole Park GC for the Grafton Morrish finals. The qualifying for the Grafton Morrish Finals which are played in Norfolk in the Autumn takes the form of three foursome pairs returning Stableford Points, off scratch, with the top 7 teams out of approximately 17 on total points … Read More
You don’t have to be hardy to play Spring golf at Royal West Norfolk, Brancaster in April – but it helps. On the one hand, we found that if you lean backwards into a fifty miles per hour wind, it will support your weight and be comfortingly relaxing until the … Read More
OEGS has been drawn against Framlingham in the first round of the Halford Hewitt public schools competition for the second year in a row! We beat them last year. The match starts at 3.20pm on Thursday, 11th April at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal. Any on-course support is welcome.
Following the successful inauguration match v Brighton College in 2018, held at Chart Hills GC, the fixture is being moved to a new venue – still on Friday 14 June – to Rye GC, East Sussex. The format is nine optional holes on the Jubilee course in the morning, followed … Read More
OEGS has had a basic website for some years kindly managed by our new President, Chris Walker, which will be phased out. The OEGS Officers decided a year ago to look to create a modern website that would take care of some of the regular administrative work, provide a Members … Read More
The OEGS Officers are pleased to announce that Hugh Price, the Chairman of the Eastbournian Society and a Member of the Walton Heath Golf Club, has agreed to become the new Match Manager of our annual fixture against Hurstpierpoint (Old Hurst Johnians Golf Society – OHJGS) which next takes place … Read More
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