About the Society
The Old Gregorian Golfing Society is probably the most active and certainly the most fun of the OG activities. We play on some wonderful courses, most of which are within easy driving distance of London.
Getting Involved: Frequently Asked Questions
Getting involved is easy, simply contact Michael Liddell, Hon Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all Old Gregorians and would be delighted for you to join us!
Do I need a handicap certificate to play OGGS golf? No, but in practice many clubs require a maximum playing handicap of 24.
How good at golf do I need to be? The OGGS is open to all Old Gregorians regardless of age or golfing prowess.
Do I need to be a current member of a golf club to play? No.
How much does it cost? About £100 per day, to include 36 holes, breakfast, lunch, wine & prizes. Some play for the golf, others to reconnect with Downside, some play for the prizes!
Do I need to play every event? No. Many members play regularly across the summer, some play just one or two events and indeed friendships are formed for play outside of the normal calendar.
What’s the best event to come to first? One of the meetings – the two day Summer meeting, staying at the School overnight and playing Farrington & Burnham & Berrow is very popular especially for those in the South West. The Autumn Meeting at Frilford Heath is probably the largest event of the year and centrally located just below Oxford. These meetings allow for Singles 18 holes and Foursomes 18 holes. The Spring meeting at Denham is popular at the start of the season – yearned for in the dark winter months!
What’s the dress code for the day? Jacket and tie for lunch; standard golfing attire on the course but almost all clubs do not allow jeans.
Who plays in the OGGS? Regular members include those who have played for 40 years plus, new members are very welcome always, old members are encouraged to play once a year at least and pupils from the School play at Frilford Heath. Many new members of the society have used regular attendance to kick start or re-invigorate their playing career. Another regular source of new members is those approaching or newly retired.
Any other rules? The only real rule is that once you have committed to play you turn up. Mainly as non attendance causes disruption to the order of play, cost, catering and so forth.
How good at golf do I need to be? Really – golfing prowess is of course generally encouraged but not mandatory! If you can play to 24 or under, or wish to, you’ll be competitive.
Now what? Check your diary and register your interest with the Secretary of the society, Michael Liddell
Sunday 1 March: Match v Ampleforth at Sunningdale
Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 April: Halford Hewitt Cup at Deal and Sandwich
Saturday 25 April: Match v Worth at Royal Ashdown Forest
Thursday 14 May: SPRING MEETING at Denham
Sunday 17 May: Grafton Morrish Qualifier at Denham
Monday 1 June: Match v Piltdown GC
Sunday 28 June: Russell Bowl at Woking
Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 July: The Mellin at West Hill
Thursday 23 to Friday 24 July: SUMMER MEETING at Farrington and Burnham & Berrow
Saturday 15 August: Match v Royal Mid-Surrey
Saturday 29 August: Match v Stowe at New Zealand
Saturday 5 September: Match v Sherborne at New Zealand
Thursday 10 September: AUTUMN MEETING at Frilford Heath
Tuesday 29 September: Match v Beaumont at Denham
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October: Grafton Morrish Finals at Hunstanton and Brancaster
TBC: Match v The School at Farrington
The Hon Secretary
39 Distons Lane