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Old Ashmoleans RFC Golf Society

Rubbish golf but a good drink afterwards

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The Old Ashmolean RFC Golf Society is an informal society that is connected with the old stoons from the Old Ashmolean RFC.

We formed in 1992 as a bunch of ageing rugby players from the OARFC in Southgate, North London, with the intention of having a bit of a walk round a local course and a few beers afterwards.

We play once a year at a local club with 9 holes in the morning as a bit of a laugh and 18 more serious ones in the afternoon when we play for the famous Elite Aerospace Challenge shield.

This site is here to act as a notice board for members and to keep a permanent history of scores etc.

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Our first attempt at a society day was done to coincide with the Beaujolais day that year. We played 18 holes at Cheshunt municipal gold club and later retired to the Green Dragon pub (now Jim Thomsons) in Winchmore Hill.

Industrial quantities of Beaujolais juice were drunk that evening by the 20 or so present and the evening went downhill. A minor altercation ensued between two members in the pub and later two more were detained by Her Majesties constabulary  for being drunk and disorderly.

We have since avoided staging any more society days on Beaujolais day preferring instead to play on the 1st or 2nd Friday of July each year, enjoy a formal presentation dinner and then the hardcore members go on to Bridgetown Golf Club in Barnet for a spot of “grab a granny”.

 

About Us

2005— Friday July 15th.

Glyn Edgington is vice-captain at Arkley Golf Club this year so we are paying our first visit. Due to his outstanding local knowledge he will of course be playing off a much reduced handicap in single figures!!

The course has 9 holes but different tee positions to make up 18 different holes. The course is quite tight but with fast running greens in the summer.

This year we are playing 27 holes with the usual coffee on arrival, hot lunch and three course dinner with presentation and prizes. The cost has actually gone down this year to a bargain £63.

Numbers are strictly limited to 32 so the only way you can guarantee your place is to send a deposit cheque payable to OAGS to

Dave Hickey

831 Green lanes

Winchmore Hill

N21 2RX

It should be an excellent day out.

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Our last visit to North Middlesex for a long time if I have anything to do with it. Mr Perko booked here on the basis that they used to give us a good deal with every 3rd person going free once we had 16 golfers. Sadly, they have changed club managers here and that deal has long gone.

North Middx runs over a very small piece of land and some the holes are very dull on the front 9. The rough was a problem even though it was short balls just sat down and couldn’t be found. This cut back the drinking time for some. The greens had been hollow tined so there was some whingeing over this but most found the greens true but difficult to read.

In a low scoring day, Danny Moore scored a creditable 34 points with one poor drive into someones back garden costing him points. Adrian Ellsdon caused controversy by signing a card without the points worked out first. The scorer then gave him 32. Andy Carter checked the card AFTER Glenn Wright had been given the runners up trophy and prize and found that Ade’s two birdies (both outrageous chip- ins) had not been scored correctly. In the end Adrian got the recognition and the trophy for 2nd place as Danny beat him comfortably on countback.

Headbanger won £150 in the blind pairs auction that was well organized by Glyn Edgington. Fines were dispensed by Paul Coombs who had to begin proceedings by fining himself for knocking a bottle of wine over the table and himself.

Weather was great e.g. no rain after one of the worst spells of July weather imaginable.

2004—North Middx

 

Points

Handicap

Danny Moore

34

17

Adrian Ellsdon

34

17

Glen Wright

33

18

Chris Fussell

32

21

Andy Carter

29

15

Glyn Edgington

29

13

Mick Stephenson

29

27

Richard Wynge

28

22

Richard Wilson

27

24

Kane Oakshott

23

20

Danny Spalding

22

28

Dave Hickey

22

16

Dave perks

22

24

Roy Burrows

22

22

Crabbe

18

20

Bob Usher

18

10

Ian Dodd

15

28

Jeff Jones

14

26

Paul Coombs

7

28

Steve Rush

No card

28

Guests

 

 

G Emile Hertz

37

10

G Sam Fussell

33

28

G Hennie Karsten

32

20

G George Moorcroft

25

23

G Lee Sumpter

11

28

Peter Alexander

No card

23