Author Archives: David Watson

17 Jul

Summer Meeting 2019

AOGS Summer Meeting 2019 We had a fantastic few days on the Kent coast playing over the links at Deal and Sandwich with many of us staying for three-nights in The Dower House, Knowlton. Monday For those of us travelling from afar, the meeting started on Monday evening with an Al Fresco Curry Night at

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13 Oct

AOGS v Rye GC 2018

AOGS v Rye GC at Rye GC 12th & 13th October 2018 AOGS Team Peter Tomlinson Keith Miles David Watson Cameron Reeves Bernie Thomson Mark Lacey Charles Batty Frank Ham Mirza Datoo Roger Robinson Hamish Miln Bruce McMillan Mike Tennant The Rye fixture is always one of the most eagerly anticipated on the calendar and

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10 Oct


AOGS v RNGS at Piltdown, 10 October 2018 AOGS Team John Saville & Nigel Bartlett Doc Watson & Donald McCutchan Ian Griffiths & Frank Ham Charles Batty & Keith Mitchelson Keith Chaundy & Neville Goulton The fixture against the Royal Navy Golf Society was played on Wednesday 10 October at Piltdown Golf Club. The fixture, having missed

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13 Sep

AOGS v Tidworth GGC

The annual match against Tidworth Garrison GC (the 11th of its kind) took place yesterday, with the teams again led by Ian Holmes (AOGS) and General Sir Peter Beale (Tidworth). Several “new caps” appeared in both teams, including General Sir “Jack” Deverell for the AOGS. This match proved to be closer than many  before with

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12 Aug

AOGS v Royal Worlington & Newmarket GC

This year’s match was held on 12 August, the relentless Summer had been interrupted by a torrential downpour on the night before the course was still dry and firm but the greens were relatively receptive. The AOGS team was; Mirza Datoo David Watson Tony Dinwiddy John Hewat Frank Ham Andrew Purdy Michael Estcourt Roger Dalzell

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06 Jul

AOGS Inter Corps/Inter Regimentals 2018

The AOGS Inter Corps/Inter Regimentals were held this year at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club on Thursday 5 July with 36 holes of singles played over The Old Course. We had four teams entered on the day representing; The Royal Artillery The ‘Ironsides’ (a combined armour team) The REME The Captain’s Select In the morning

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29 Jun

AOGS v The XL Club at Worplesdon GC

The match was held at the magnificent Surrey Heathland course at Worplesdon Golf Club and as the dry hot weather continued, the course was baked-hard and fast with great value for any shot hit along the fairway. The match was played with twelve a side and comprised two rounds of foursomes with lunch in between.

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15 Jun

AOGS Summer Meeting 2018

This year’s summer meeting was held over Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 of June at Saunton GC. In a departure from previous years, the Individual Championships were competed for separately from the Inter Corps and there was a larger social element to the meeting. The Golf The golf was held played over the magnificent links

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02 Jun

AOGS v Royal West Norfolk and v Hunstanton

I am pleased to say that AOGS won both matches – with some style – a feat we have not managed since 2014.  The match at Hunstanton was played in dull, overcast and humid conditions.  The absence of any wind of note probably played a large part in allowing AOGS to master their opponents in

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19 Apr

AOGS v Hankley Common GC

Result Won 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 Pairings Nigel Bartlett & David Harrison………….L Alvin Hopley & Iain Pretsell……………….W David Griffiths & David Gordon………….L Mark Lacey & Keith Chaundy…………….H David Watson & Neville Goulton………..W Frank Ham & Roger Antolik……………….W The Army Officers’ Golfing Society managed to scrape a win, redressing the balance a little. Hankley have

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