OW Golf Society Report

A new golfing season beckons, and the society is ready to go. We have our AGM and annual dinner scheduled for Monday, 13th March, at the school, and anyone wanting to see us in relaxed mood – as opposed to the nervous wrecks some of us become on the golf course – is welcome to join in the fun. Likewise, anyone wishing to enter our annual knock out competition should raise their hand before 13th March, when the draw is made. Simply contact the secretary (email as below).

Soon after the AGM, in early April, the school’s Halford Hewitt team will be doing battle with Chigwell in the competition’s first round. This is one of the major amateur team events of the year; since it is played off scratch, without handicaps, it involves the best available OW golfers. A celebrated OW amateur golfer, Peter Hedges, has been honoured this year by being asked to present the cup to the winners. Hopefully, this will be to his own school!

Mention should also be made of the fact that two of our Hewitt team, Nic Gates and Matt Webster, were winners of the 2016 Peter Kenyon Bowl, which is a foursomes event played annually at Littlestone during Hewitt week. Congratulations to them as well.

The ‘open to all’ meetings for 2017 are as set out below, and again, any newcomers are very welcome. For these, you do not need to have a low handicap in order to play, or, dare I say it, even a medium one; just a degree of enthusiasm and a desire to meet up with some like-minded OWs.

May 11th Captain’s Day meeting Langley Park
June 5th Hornsey Walker Cup meeting Wildernesse
June 5th Veterans’ Cup meeting Wildernesse
August 4th President’s meeting Piltdown
September 13th Autumn Cup meeting Walton Heath


I think it would be appropriate also to include a brief roll of honour, and record the names of last year’s winners of the above events, if only to remind them of the society ‘cut’ that their handicaps will suffer as a result!

Captain’s Day meeting Neil Robertson
Hornsey Walker Cup meeting Martin Down
Veterans’ Cup meeting Paul Champness
President’s meeting Nigel Huxtable
Autumn Cup meeting David Hughes
Annual knockout competition David Hughes


Anyone wishing to join the society should contact the secretary at peterbgale@sky.com.

Peter Gale (Hon Sec)
OW 1963-60