Golf in Central London – 25th January 2023

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The OEGS organised a most successful evening of golf at Urban Golf in Smithfield, London on Wednesday, 25th January. 16 OEs turned up, the majority under the age of 30.  We had 3 bays booked, each for 2 hours.  The OEGS covered the cost of the golf and quite a … Read More

2023 Halford Hewitt

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The draw for the 2023 Halford Hewitt has taken place and in the first round Eastbourne will be playing against Downside at 7.45am on Friday, 31st March at Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich. We have a practice day alongside members of the Old Cranleighans at Royal St. George’s on Sunday, … Read More

Graham Boal

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We are extremely sorry to report that Graham Boal, KC, Old Eastbournian, President for Eternity of the Old Bailey Judges Golfing Society, member of Royal West Norfolk Golf Club and supporter of OEGS events over many years, died at his home on 30th December 2022.  A Thanksgiving Service for Graham’s … Read More

Grafton Morrish Finals – 7th to 9th October 2022

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This year the team comprising Adrian Sharpin, Will Oates, Peter Walker, Harry Rimmer, Alex Rimmer and Jack Hughes travelled to Hunstanton to take on Sedbergh College in the first round (and hitting the opening tee shot) of the Grafton Morrish 2022. The course was, as usual, in tremendous condition and … Read More

OEGS vs Dovorians & Honitonians – 13th October 2022

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Our Triangular Match was again held at West Surrey GC, with teams from the Dovorians (Dover College), the Honitonians (Allhallows) and the OEGS, competing for the ‘Foresail Trophy’. This year we had 6 three ball matches, with the result being very close. Dover just edged it scoring a total of … Read More

OEGS vs. College Common Room – 25th September 2022

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Two small but perfectly formed teams met on 25th September to do battle in the annual OEGS vs Common Room fixture, turnout no doubt impacted by the rearrangement of the fixture from its original Platinum Jubilee weekend slot (we thought we’d better give priority to HMQ). One team was in … Read More

OEGS vs. Lancing 23rd August 2022

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A hot and humid day awaited the OE team for our annual match against Lancing at West Surrey.  Consistent drizzle for the first few holes provided some refreshing respite, and as the sun burnt through the standard of golf improved. Peter Henley and Tony Dunn took on the top opening pair … Read More

Summer Meeting at Cooden Beach – 21st August 2022

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OEGS members assembled three weeks earlier than in previous years to compete for the singles Stableford Crosse Trophy at Cooden Beach Golf Club. They encountered a course that was fast and firm after recent record heat waves, and also had to contend with a stern South-South Westerly breeze coming off … Read More

OEGS v Uppingham 27th July 2022

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This was our 6th time of holding this fixture since 2016 at N.Hants GC, Fleet on a gorgeous day for golf – not too hot and only a zephyr of wind. The course fairways were very dry as you would expect this summer but the tees and greens were in … Read More

OEGS news as of 11th July 2022

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We have had two very good victories recently, both at Rye: firstly 2-1 over Brighton with all matches going to the 18th green; secondly against King’s Canterbury by 6.5-3.5 over two rounds of foursomes. We could not repeat our run in the 2021 Cyril Gray.  This time we lost to … Read More

Public Schools Putting Tournament 2022

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A superb result for Eastbourne in this most demanding of tournaments which takes place annually on the very testing 18 hole putting green at Royal Wimbledon Golf Club. In our first round on 7th June, the team of Grant and Robert Leonard, Peter Walker and Mark Justice came first out … Read More

OEGS AGM via Zoom – 6.00pm on Monday, 27th June 2022

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We are holding our 2022 AGM via Zoom at 6.00pm on Monday, 27th June. Members will have received the relevant documents via email but these are also available on this website in the Document Library under the Members heading. The zoom link is shown on the Agenda. We hope that … Read More

OEGS vs. the College 19th May 2022

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Our annual fixture against the College was played at Royal Eastbourne GC. At 8-a-side, we played fourball better-ball matchplay, in many cases with the OEs receiving shots off their lower handicap opponents. David Dunn and Chris Walker were thankful to halve with the Shakespeare brothers in a very low scoring … Read More

Foundation Golf Challenge 2022

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Following recent discussions with the Eastbournian Society, it has been agreed that some of the money raised by the Foundation Golf Challenge on Thursday, 7th July at Royal Eastbourne GC will go towards supporting golf at the College. The majority of the money raised will still go towards the Peter … Read More

2022 Grafton Morrish Qualifying

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The 2022 Grafton Morrish regional qualifier was held at Knole Park GC on 7th May. The format was the same as always, in that 3 pairs played scratch foursomes Stableford. The 7 highest placed teams (out of 16) would qualify for finals to be held at Hunstanton & Royal West … Read More

2022 Richard Day Singles Knockout – Finals at Rye GC

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The draw for the inaugural Richard Day Singles Knockout has now been published.  Refer to Fixtures / Knockout Draw and Fixtures / Knockout Event Rules. OEGS President, Chris Walker said: “We thought it would be a fitting tribute to dedicate this new event in memory of Richard Day (Gonville 1982-87), … Read More