Old King's Club Golf

Golf

The Old King’s Golf Club is an active and thriving society, which meets 7 or more times a year at various clubs around London and Surrey e.g. Royal Wimbledon and Malden. OK golfers of all handicaps and ages are welcomed. It organises a number of matches during the year against Old Boys from other schools, which are played off handicap in teams of 10 and are hotly contested but are also great fun. Each year we compete in the Surrey Schools Old Boys Golf competition played against teams from twelve Surrey Schools, which we won in 2011.

In addition the Club is represented at a scratch level in the Grafton Morrish Tournament – the National Tournament for nearly 120 schools. We field a team of six players in a qualifying event in the spring. The top 48 schools then go through to the National Finals, held each year at Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk in the autumn.

In 2013 the Club was represented in the Varsity Match at Royal St George’s G C, Sandwich by three players (see photo): Matt Reynolds and Alex Gems, Secretary and Captain of Oxford University G C and Alex Silver, Captain of Cambridge U G C.

The Old King’s Golf Club aims to stimulate golfing interest at all standards of golf and would be delighted to welcome you.

Graham Cox
1 Denefield Close, Marple Bridge, Cheshire SK6 5EU
0161 427 5930 • grahamcox@ntlworld.com

 

Surrey Downs Golf Club

Triangular Golf Match

April 11, 2017

The first match of 2017 was the Triangular Match against our old foes Kingston Grammar School OB’s and Raynes Park Former Pupils at Surrey Downs GC on 11th April
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The first match of 2017 was the Triangular Match against our old foes Kingston Grammar School OB’s and Raynes Park Former Pupils at Surrey Downs GC on 11th April. We had a very strong team of ten players with three 12 handicappers, a 13, two 15’s, a 17, two 18’s and a 19. The Old King's Club scoring was very good – our best player being Richard Burgess (OK 1965), who played consistently with 20 points out and the same back (total 40). Two of the KGS players also scored 40 points but one scored 19 out and 21 back so just edged Richard Burgess on countback and took home the Martin Fielding Memorial Cup. The longest drive competition was divided into two parts and Neil Price (OK 1969) won the 0-18 handicap prize and Micky King (OK 1959) won the 19+ handicap prize. The team prize for the best five scores resulted in a tie between ourselves and the KGS team both with 183 points. To decide on a winner for the Raynes Park Cup, the organiser took into consideration the next three scores and our strength in depth meant that we were the overall winners by a good margin. The Old King's Club's final scores were Richard Burgess (OK 1965) 40, Andrew Copeman (OK 1968) and Lance Condon (OK 1969) 37, Fred Grover (OK 1974) 36, Neil Price (OK 1969), Micky King (OK 1959) and myself 33, Chris Diacon (OK 1967) 31 and Jonathan Howitt (OK 1978) and Philip Gregory (OK 1972) completed the team with very respectable 28 points. Graham Cox, April 2017

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Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Golf: Win over Kingston Grammar

September 20, 2016

The Old King's Club team was able to complete its successful season by beating the KGS Golf Society at Royal Wimbledon GC on 20th September by 4 -1
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The Old King's Club team was able to complete its successful season by beating the KGS Golf Society at Royal Wimbledon GC on 20th September by 4 -1. Chris Gems and Neil Price found that they were 3 down with 6 to play. By pulling themselves together, they managed to play some determined golf over the closing holes and halved the match. Nick Smith and Lars McBride also halved their match. Ian Hay and Scott Lloyd won their match by 3 & 2 – Ian was heard to say that ‘Scott played to 1 over gross, I had a nice walk and the weather was nice’. Gordon McGinn and Will Starritt had a very close game going onto the last all hole all square. They won with Gordon's putt on the 18th. I played with Howard Lickens, who doesn’t bother with any woods, but when you can hit a 3 iron with a bit of draw 230 yds. who needs a driver. The first 9 holes were very even with us 1 up then Howard, with a small amount of help from me, won the next 4 holes to be dormy 5. We halved the14th to complete the win 5 & 4. As usual, the games were played in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere but also with a determination to win. Graham Cox

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Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Golf: Win against Old Paulines

June 9, 2016

KCSOB continued their winning run of friendly golf matches, with a 4-1 home win against Old Paulines at Royal Wimbledon GC on Tuesday 7th June
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KCSOB continued their winning run of friendly golf matches, with a 4-1 home win against Old Paulines at Royal Wimbledon GC on Tuesday 7th June. The 3pm first tee time was delayed until 3.30 pm, due to the thunderstorms in the London area. Management at RWGC were reluctant even then to get us started, but, as it turned out, the weather slowly cleared during the late afternoon, allowing us to play in warm and humid conditions with a rather late finish. However, the playing company was good, and the usual post match social in the Royal Wimbledon clubhouse was much appreciated by everybody. The course was in the usual excellent condition, and the OKC members hosting us all should be thanked for their hospitality. Individual match results went as follows (KCS team listed first): Scott Lloyd and Ian Hay vs. Chris Vallender and Dick Vollmer - Won 8 and 7 Gordon McGinn and Neil Lovett vs. John Woodcock and Toby Bain - Won 4 and 3 Peter Taylor (Captain) and Alan Copeman vs. Rob Smith and Robert Silverstone (OP Captain) - Won 2 and 1 Fred Grover and David Cross vs. Laurence Harris and Ian Starr - Won 2 and 1 Micky King and Will Starritt vs. Brian Lowe and John Cooper - Lost 4 and 3 Andrew Copeman and Will Starritt were playing in their first fixture for the KCS team, and are welcome additions to our membership.. Hopefully they be playing more regularly in these friendly fixtures. These events are great fun, played in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, at a superb golf club. The OKC Golf Society welcomes new members of all capabilities. For details of future events and fixtures contact Graham Cox at grahamcox@ntlworld.com<mailto:grahamcox@ntlworld.com> or Chris Diacon at chris@diacon.co.uk<mailto:chris@diacon.co.uk> or Peter Taylor at prtaylor@sky.com<mailto:prtaylor@sky.com>. The next friendly fixture is at 3 pm on Monday July 4th against Old Whitgiftians at Royal Wimbledon GC"

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Old King's Club Golf Spring Meeting 2016

Golf Spring Meeting

May 25, 2016

In this year of mixed weather, it was great to have beautiful conditions for our Spring Meeting on 13th May at Malden Golf Club
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In this year of mixed weather, it was great to have beautiful conditions for our Spring Meeting on 13th May at Malden Golf Club. When I was at KCS in the 1960’s, Malden G C was the venue for the Old King’s Club members’ match against the school so it is always a trip back in time for chaps of my generation when we play there. The winner of the Bill Cox Stableford Cup was David Cross with 38 points followed up by Ian Hay and myself with 35 and Rob Bannister with 32 (my father would have been very proud to have his name still remembered). The Blades Scratch Cup was won by Michael Wale with 25 points closely followed by Michael Choong with 23 - he also won the longest drive prize. Tim Parrack won the nearest-the-pin prize. Well played everyone – the next event is the friendly match against the Old Paulines at RWGC on 7th June and the Surrey Schools Golf Societies Festival at Clandon on the 23rd June, for which I still have a couple of team vacancies.

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Old King's Club golf

Golf: Triangular Match vs Old Kingston Grammar & Raynes Park

April 19, 2016

The first event of 2016 was the Triangular match against Kingston Grammar School OB’s and Raynes Park Former Pupils played at Wimbledon Park Golf Club on 19th April
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The first event of 2016 was the Triangular match against Kingston Grammar School OB’s and Raynes Park Former Pupils played at Wimbledon Park Golf Club on 19th April. The weather was perfect for golf, the course had suffered during the winter rain but sterling work by the ground staff had it in very decent shape. We had only seven players against the fifteen KGS players so with the best six scores counting for the Raynes Park Cup we were always going to be hard pressed to win. The reality was that we did not have sufficient skill in depth on the day and were beaten into second place. The individual scores were very close with the best stableford score being 32 points by Roy Haslehurst of KGS and both Lance Condon and myself managed a very respectable 31 points closely followed by Neil Lovett with 29. The result meant that KGS have the cup for a year and Roy H. took home the Martin Fielding cup for the best score. It was good to take a few moments to explain that Martin Fielding had been a stalwart of the OKC Golf society for many years and he sadly died just over two years ago. When the cup was first presented in 2014, his widow Jill came to the club and presented the cup to the first winner, which was quite a moving occasion. OKs interested in taking part in fixtures can contact Graham at grahamcox@ntlworld.com

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