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THE OLD SHIRBURNIAN GOLFING SOCIETY


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Welcome to the website of The Old Shirburnian Golfing Society.

The OSGS is open to all Old Shirburnians regardless of age or golfing prowess. There are around 20 matches annually against other school Societies and golf clubs. The majority of the matches are over 36-holes at some of the finest golf clubs in the country. They offer a great opportunity to catch up with friends and renew some old sporting rivalries – in the friendliest of ways.

There are three meetings a year. The Sherborne Meeting in the spring, which includes a match against the school, the Summer Meeting & AGM at The Berkshire, and The Autumn Meeting at Rye. All great events with numerous prizes on offer.

In addition, there are a number tournaments in which the Society enters a scratch team – the Halford Hewitt, the Grafton Morrish, the Brent Knoll, the Mellin (O-55s) and the Alba Trophy. Any low handicap players who are not aware of these events should get in touch.

The Subsidy

Golfers aged under-27, and those aged 27–32, are subsidised by the Society to keep the cost of a day’s golf and lunch (and the age profile) as low as possible.

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2017 RESULTS 

Fixtures and summary of match results 2017

Played: 22     Won: 11     Lost: 8    Halved: 3

Date

Opponents

Venue

Result

Manager

Feb 26

R Cinque Ports G C

Deal

Won

3

1

T J Couzens 

March 12

Marlborough

Woking

Won

6

4

G H Prentice

March 18/19

Brent Knoll

Burnham & Berrow

Lost in 1st round of Plate

N K Whalley

April 6/9

Halford Hewitt

Deal & Sandwich

Lost in third round

P J L Martin

April 9

Blundell’s

Burnham & Berrow

Won

5

3

M J Rowland

April 19

Wrotham Heath GC

Wrotham Heath

Won

½

M G L Jerrom

April 23

Tonbridge

The Berkshire

Lost

4

6

R T Mather

April 23

The School

Remedy Oak

Won

J R E Irving

May 6

Saunton G C

Saunton

Lost

T J Rowland

May 7

Grafton Morrish Qual

North Hants

Qualified

T J Couzens

May 9

Littlehampton Seniors

Littlehampton

Half

2

2

D C Watney

May 13

Sherborne G C

Sherborne

Lost

0

5

M R Chantrey

May 14

Sherborne meeting

Sherborne

M R Chantrey

May 23

Lancing

Littlehampton

Lost

1

3

D C Watney

June 2

Woodbridge G C

Woodbridge

Lost

1

3

H F Gill

June 3

Aldeburgh G C

Aldeburgh

Lost

11½

H F Gill

June 3

Alba Trophy

Woking

S Gillett

June 20

Meeting and A G M

The Berkshire

R T Mather

June 24

Rye G C

Rye

Lost

3

4

J G A Chappell

July 6

Woking GC

Woking 4.00pm

Won

J P Hargrove

July 13/15

G L Mellin

West Hill

Lost in s-final of Salver

D J Youngman

July 27

Cheltenham

Tidworth

Won

3

1

A P Steele-Perkins

Aug 5

Malvern

Woking

Half

5

5

J N Chantrey

Aug 20

Aldenham

Ashridge

Won

S F Brown

Sept 2

West Sussex G C

Pulborough

Lost

5

6

W J Rydon

Sept 9

Downside

New Zealand

Half

6

6

J O Hill

Sept 18/20

Bermuda Trophy

North Wales

D J Dinkeldein

Sept 23/24

Autumn meeting

Rye

J J V Godfrey

Sept 29/Oct 1

Grafton Morrish

Hunstanton

Lost in semi-final

T J Couzens

Oct 1

School/Staff

Sherborne

Won

3

2

L J Hinch

Oct 8

Family Day

Woking

R A Rydon

Oct 21

Radley

Woking

Won

5

3

T G Gordon

Nov 5

The School

Remedy Oak

Won

4

1

J R E Irving










































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HISTORY

Tom Parry was at Sherborne from 1920-25 and then went to Cambridge where he became a distinguished cox on the river, but it was golf that was to become his abiding passion.

Parry became great friends with G.L. (Susie) Mellin, the secretary of the Halford Hewitt tournament, and two significant events flowed from this friendship. In 1929 Parry wrote to 150 Old Shirburnians asking if they would like to help form a golf society. The response was such that the Old Shirburnian Golfing Society was founded that year and a team was first entered for the Halford Hewitt in 1930.

The second event was in 1960 when Parry founded the G.L. Mellin Salver in memory of his great friend – a tournament for the over 50s (now 55s) of the second 16 schools to have entered the Halford Hewitt.

The 1930s saw the Society start a framework of meetings and matches which was expanded after the War. Today there are three meetings in the year, as well as 29 matches against clubs and other societies, making the Society the most active of its peer group. The Society provides golf for Shirburnians of all ages and standards, ranging from the serious competition of the tournaments (Halford Hewitt, G.L. Mellin, Grafton Morrish and Brent Knoll), to the sociable but equally competitive matches and meetings for all handicaps.


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