OSGS Fasti Highlights for first half of 2020

Dear All OSGS Members,

A Happy New Year and Decade to you all!

As today is the day that all your subscriptions have been paid into the OSGS bank account – I thought it might be appropriate to draw your attention to the 2020 Fasti which has been published on our website: www.oldsalopiangolf.co.uk and to draw your attention to some of the highlights in the coming months – so you can reserve the dates in your diaries now.

Sunday 22 March 2020 OSGS Match versus The Schools’ at Hawkstone Park, Shropshire.  This Fixture has moved to the start of the year now to accommodate The Schools’ Fasti and I hope it might attract some additional interest from OSGS members to play. It is a fun day playing pupils and staff and we have an early evening light supper in the Hawkstone Hotel after the golf. The new Golf Clubhouse should be open – so this is your chance to see it.

Tuesday 12 May 2020 OSGS Meeting at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey. This is a “special one off OSGS Meeting” to which all OSGS members are invited to play to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Shrewsbury winning the Halford Hewitt in 1980 when it was played at Walton heath. We will have coffee/bacon rolls, followed by individual 4 ball golf, followed by lunch in the clubhouse, followed by foursomes golf in the afternoon, if you wish, and afternoon tea before we depart. We will play both courses at Walton Heath and this promises to be a very special day in our calendar this year – so if you have never played these fantastic courses put the date  in your diary now.

24th Grand Scottish Tour Tuesday 9th June to Thursday 11th June 2020. This year we are playing individual golf at The Glen Golf Club, East Links at North Berwick on the Tuesday ; The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield on Wednesday where we will play foursomes both am and pm with lunch in between or you can just play one half of the day – ladies are also welcome to play here; On Thursday there is either individual golf or mixed foursomes on Gullane No.2. We have our usual supper and drinks parties arranged too. There is limited availability for the Scottish Tour and I request an email from you to potentially reserve your place if you have not already done so, mailto: charlesgchill@hotmail.com

Tuesday 30 June 2020 OSGS / Sabrina Joint Meeting at Huntercombe Golf Club. Last year, very successfully, we made this an OSGS Meeting where you can invite a friend to play with you at Huntercombe. We play 18 holes of individual golf and then eat a lovely early evening buffet supper in the clubhouse and are joined by members of Sabrina and their wives, where we hear about the forthcoming Henley Regatta and the Shrewsbury crews. Huntercombe is one of the those slightly old fashioned golf courses that is a dream to play if you have not yet had this experience – so make a note of this date and bring a friend along to swell our numbers.

The Nottinghamshire Tour – Tuesday 14 July 2020 at Coxmoor GC in the afternoon and Wednesday 15 July 2020 at Hollinwell GC in the morning. This is a new Tour that I have set up this year and is limited to 12 players only. We will stay overnight at a local hotel and have dinner together. These are 2 great championship courses  and if you want to reserve your place please email me at your earliest convenience mail to: charlesgchill@hotmail.com. There are only 10 places left as I go to print today.

I will publish the Matches on the website as soon as I finalise details / costs etc so that you can book into the events. They should all be live at at least 8 weeks in advance.

I look forward to seeing many of you at these and other meetings on out Fasti this year. If anybody has any questions or needs help accessing our website do get in touch with me or ring me

Best wishes

Charles Hill, Hon Sec.

charlesgchill@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07939 597488