OWGS Centenary – 2023

Centenary Program v FINAL


2023 is the centenary of the OWGS and we hope that you will be able to join us during the year to celebrate the first one hundred years of the society.

To mark the occasion, David Bonsall (Hon. President) has written a book which will be available from March. We hope that as many OWs as possible will buy it and hopefully all members of the OWGS. The book will cost £40 with any profits going to subsidise costs for other events during the year

We have a number of events planned to celebrate through the year and hope that you will be able to participate.

Please contact the match manager to secure a place in any of the events

Book Launch Party

Royal St. Georges

29th March


Opportunity to buy the book at the drinks party before the Hewitt dinner

All those able to attend the party (and dinner) should inform Nick Holt

Spring Meeting

Royal St. Georges

27th-29th April


Match Manager:

David Bonsall

Thursday 27th: Foursomes from 3pm up to 24 players

Thursday 27th: Informal dinner in Sandwich

Friday 28th: am & pm : Singles & foursomes for 40 players

Friday 28th : Formal dinner in the clubhouse

Saturday 29th : 9-10am Foursomes with guests of OWGS (24 OWs)


All 9 rooms in the Dormy House have been booked for the Thursday and Friday nights

Summer Meeting

The Berkshire

Friday 30th June


Match Manager:

George Close-Brooks

36 holes singles Stableford

Played in fourballs

Select your group

Lunch between rounds on the terrace

No jacket and tie required


Autumn Meeting


15th & 16th September


Match Manager:

David Wybar

Friday 15th: Match amongst OWs

Saturday 16th: Match against Aldeburgh GC

Centenary Dinner

Grocer’s Hall, London, EC2

9 November


David Bonsall &

Nick Holt

Details and tickets to follow


Centenary Prizes: David Bonsall has offered up several special prizes for the centenary. The players with the 3 best singles (gross stableford) scores at RSG and the Berkshire will have the opportunity to be the guests of David at Pine Valley and Merion in October (likely dates between 9 and 19th October 2023) – winners will meet their air fares, food and caddy fees but David will cover accommodation, ground transportation, green fees and wine!

In addition, Anthony Goodrich (OWGS Captain for the Centenary year) and David Bonsall will take 6 OWs to St Andrews in November (likely dates 14-17 November 2023) for golf on the Old, New and Jubilee Courses (as available) with access to the R&A Clubhouse, where the green fees and wine will be covered. The spots are earned by the 6 best singles (net stableford) scores at RSG and the Berkshire.

No-one can win more than one special prize!