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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 [...]

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 […]

AOGS v RNGS

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 […]

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 […]

AOGS v Aldeburgh GC

AOGS v Aldeburgh GC AOGS HCap Res Pt Aldeburgh HCap Res Pt Frank Ham 8 – – Nick Holt 20 1up 1 Tony Dinwiddy 13 Graham Scott 21 Andrew Purdy 17 – – Miles Lambert 23 3/1 1 Michael Estcourt 22 Jeremy Troughton 7 Cameron Reeves 15 ½ ½- Martin Binning 11 ½ ½ John […]

AOGS v Woodbridge GC

AOGS v Woodbridge GC AOGS HCap Res Pt Woodbridge GC HCap Res Pt Graham Russell 9 Gary Seaman 5 2/1 1 Michael Estcourt 23 Ken Smith 11 Ian Saunders 15 1up 1 Stephen Mayhew 8 Ralph Topping 11 Peter Sledmere 14 Frank Ham 7 Richard Mossman 10 2/1 1 Cameron Reeves 15 Joe Maloney 15 […]

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 […]

AOGS v The Highland Brigade Golfing Society at Panmure GC

Match AOGS v The Highland Brigade Golfing Society Result Won 3 – 1 Pairings John Hewat and Dave Burnett beat Hamish McConkey and Charlie Wallace Jimmy Alexander and Graeme Paton beat John Drummond and Jamie Farquhar Lachlan McIntosh and Philip Mould lost to Bruce Osborne and Ewan Chalmers Adrian Freer and Nick Fleming beat James […]

AOGS v RAFGS at Walton Heath Golf Club

Match Royal Air Force Golfing Society (RAFGS) Result RAFGS 6½ AOGS 5½ Pairings AM Result Terry Sherlock & Ian McNeill W John Foster & Simon Booth-Mason W Ian Griffiths & Alex Cameron L Cameron Reeves & Phil Kellett L Dominic Clive & Daniel Blake L Peter Tomlinson (as a single) H   PM Result Terry […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

A Wet Wednesday at Woking – AOGS v Seniors GS

The fixture against the Seniors GS at Woking GC this Wednesday, sadly fell victim to persistent overnight rain. It was more in hope than expectation, that 30 or so golfers arrived from all points of the compass looking forward to playing over the delightful Woking course but, on arrival, it became obvious that the 18th […]

Glorious Deal – AOGS v Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

As I sit here with the heating turned up to full, having just been defeated by the howling wind and driving snow at today’s medal on the Marlborough Downs, it’s difficult to believe that less than 24 hours ago, we were striding down the magnificent fairways of Deal bathed in glorious Spring sunshine. The traditional […]

Match Report – AOGS v St George’s Hill GC 2017

Report for AOGS v St George's Hill Golf Club, September 27 2017 Wednesday saw the members of AOGS hosting the return fixture of the Society versus St George’s Hill Golf Club (SGH) at Hindhead. This fixture was first held last year at St. George’s Hill, the club winning on that occasion. Both the AOGS and SGH [...]

Autumn Meeting 2017

We were blessed with a stunning, autumnal day at the Berkshire; the early mist soon gave way to glorious September sunshine presenting the course at its finest. The morning round over the Red Course saw the 25 golfers competing for various individual medal and stableford competitions. The Berkshire lunch was up to its normal excellent [...]

Match Report – AOGS v Royal Ashdown Forest GC 2017

Report for Royal Ashdown Forest GC v AOGS, September 2 2017 Saturday 2 September saw the inaugural fixture of the match between AOGS and the gentlemen of Royal Ashdown Golf Club. Royal Ashdown has two courses threaded through the trees affording glorious views across the Sussex countryside and the forest from the higher points on the [...]

Match Report – AOGS v Royal Worlington & Newmarket GC 2017

Report for Royal Worlington & Newmarket GC v AOGS, August 13 2017 Royal Worlington & Newmarket is one of those happy accidents of golf; the right piece of land, the vision to do something with it and the right husbandry for over a century that delivers nine-holes of joy. This is the only nine-hole course that […]

Match Report – AOGS v Thetford GC 2017

Report for Thetford GC v AOGS, August 12 2017 Thetford is a lovely James Braid designed course located in spectacular woodland. The course threads its way through beautiful, tall, mature pines and many of the fairways are framed with heather. As you would expect from a James Braid course, the layout is challenging, starting with a […]

Match Report – AOGS v Hindhead 2017

Following on from awful weather on Wednesday that halted had the PGA ProAm tournament being held at Hindhead, we arrived looking forward to playing on a course that was in excellent condition. Despite all the rain, the course had recovered extremely well, with only a few bunkers being deemed GUR. The match was a single [...]

Match Report – AOGS v Moor Park 2017

Report for Moor Park GC v AOGS, July 14 2017 This match, as ever, was one of the best-attended fixtures in the AOGS calendar. David Griffiths organised the course, the weather but sadly the result went against us. AOGS did make a better fist of it in the afternoon but still came out on the wrong […]

Match Report – AOGS v RAFGS 2017

Report for RAFGS v AOGS, July 13 2017 at Walton Heath   AM Fouresomes RAFGS AOGS Hunt & Davies 1 Hall & Datoo 0 Macleod & Roberts ½ Ham & Purdy ½ Norman & Powell 0 Griffiths & Miles 1 Carr & Johnson 1 Paget & Reeves 0 Griffiths & Cope ½ Wilcox & Alexander […]

Match Report – AOGS v The XL Club 2017

Report for The XL Club v AOGS, July 14 2017   Pairings The XL Club AOGS Finbarr O’Connor & Vince Chandler Christopher Gabbey & Roger Antolik Mike Johnson-Hill & Steve Barton Richard Kemmis Betty & Chris Braithwaite Alistair Defriez & Bob Evans Tony Moorby & Paddy O’Connell Michael Estorick & Peter Crowcroft Edward Vale & Mirza […]

David Griffiths’ (In)Famous Rindecella

AOGS Summer Meeting 2017

The 2017 AOGS Summer Meeting was held across the courses at Royal St. George’s Golf Club and Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club from 13 June to 16 June. Both courses were in magnificent condition; the course at Sandwich was being made ready for the Amateur Open that started on the following Monday and Deal is [...]

AOGS v The Army GC

This Wednesday saw the AOGS match in Aldershot against the Army Golf Club. Despite the best efforts of the AOGS team, all bar one notable exception, we came well short, losing 4-1. The Army GC   AOGS Bob Willox & Kevin White 1 David (Doc) Watson & Paddy Hartigan 0 Eamonn O'Rourke & D Turnidge 0 [...]

Match Report – AOGS v Huntercombe 2017

Results for Huntercombe GC v AOGS, May 12 2017 AM Fouresomes Huntercombe GC AOGS Sweeney & Busk 0 Braithwaite & Vale 1 Allen & Berkley ½ Pettigrew & Lacey ½ Brownlee & Aitken  1 Watson & Griffiths  0 Crerar & Dunn  0 Ham & Chaundy  1 Burnett & Sykes  0 Campbell & Datoo  1 Anderson & […]

Thriller at High Post

The second match of the season saw AOGS taking on The Seniors at High Post yesterday. Morning Matches AOGS Senior Golfers’ Society John Hunt & Roger Antolik 1 Steve Turnbull & Bob Noble 0 Mark Lacey & George Cassie 1 Barry Wild & Robin Griffiths 0 Mirza Datto & Ian Griffiths 1 Denzil Stirk & Nigel Douglas 0 John Saville & Paddy Hartigan 1 […]

Combat Stress Charity Golf Day

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity. They treat a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety. This charity is a very worthy cause and is dear to my heart. They are holding a charity golf day at The Berkshire in May. It would be fabulous if some members […]

A Glorious start to the season

The AOGS season opener against Royal Cinque Ports GC, was met with glorious sunshine, sufficient breeze to allow the course to bare its teeth and, ultimately a satisfying victory for AOGS. Royal Cinque Ports GC AOGS Arthur Prince & Mark Lister 0 Mark Lacey & Tim Checketts 1 Keith Andrews & Keith James 1 David Griffiths (Capt) [...]

Pairings for the Autumn Meeting

Pairings AM Singles – Blue Course 1st Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 08:15 Watson (8) Welborne (6) 08:23 Hunt (6) Hawkins (11) 08:31 De la Haye (10) Miln (10) 08:39 Griffiths (12) Perkins (7) 08:47 Datoo (5) Weir (21) 08:55 Alexander (21) Alexander (21) 7th Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 08:15 Pretsell (6) […]

The “Suffolk Matches” 2016

Our Match Against The Highland Brigade GS

The annual match against the Highland Brigade GS was played on the rescheduled Wednesday 20th July at Panmure GC.  The weather on the day did not look promising.  The Senior Open Championship was on its final practice day on the nearby Carnoustie Championship course and the players were called in at 10 o’clock due to […]

Teams & Arrangements for Norfolk Matches

The following have agreed to represent the Society: Allan Singer (8) Frank Ham (7) John Saville (10) Dick Jenkinson (8) Tony Dinwiddy (13) Jimmy Alexander (18) Bob Willox (9) (Hunstanton only) Brian Lindores (14) (Hunstanton only) Jim Weir (18) Michael Estcourt (19) Procter Naylor (23)  (Royal West Norfolk only) Ewen Cameron (22)  (Royal West Norfolk […]

Huntercombe Pairings Announced

Pairings for Huntercombe GC v AOGS AM Pairings Huntercombe GC AOGS Richard Hampton (8) & Nigel Mogg (16) Doc Watson (8) & Edward Vale (13) Chris Rea (12) & Chris Slack (16) David Griffiths (12) & Mike Brain (16) Christopher Berkeley (12) & Nigel Gilson (18) Sir Peter Beale (18) & Ian Holmes (10) Anthony Aitken […]

Competition Guidance

Inter Regimental Matches – AOGS Summer Meeting General As we approach our Summer meeting I felt that it would be useful to put out some guidance to make the running of the inter-regimental matches easier. Over the past few years we have seen a decline in the number of teams entering and as a society […]

A Blustery day at Deal

It was a bracing, slightly overcast, breezy day that saw the first AOGS turnout of the season at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal. The morning foursomes comprised six flights. The teams line up as below; Royal Cinque Ports GC AOGS Mark Winter (Club Capt) & Esmond Hitchcock 0 Mark Lacey & Tim Checketts 1 Hugh Grieve [...]

AOGS Autumn Meeting 2015

AOGS Autumn Meeting, Tuesday 15 September 2015, The Berkshire Golf Club The Autumn Scratch Medal Winner: Mirza Datoo Runner-up: Stuart Poole The Autumn Stableford Winner: Mark Weldon Runner-up: Ben Baldwin The Generals’ Cup Winner: Mark Lacey Runner-up: Iain Pretsell The Autumn Super Veteran Winner: Sir Peter Beale The Autumn Regimental Foursomes Winners: Iain Pretsell & […]

AOGS Summer Meeting 2015

The Society held its Summer Meeting over four days at Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports GC from Tue Jun 9th - Fri Jun 12th, 2015. The first two days were concerned with Individual Competitions when the Gold Medal and other trophies were competed for with the final two days dedicated to the fiercely [...]

AOGS Centenary Summer Meeting

The Society held its Centenary Summer Meeting over four days at Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports GC from 24 to 28 June 2013. Here are some photographs that were taken over the course of the meeting.

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Army Officers’ Golfing Society

AOGS is a golfing society open to all serving and retired officers of the British Army. The Society plays matches against other societies and golf clubs in the UK as well as holding annual Summer and Autumn meetings.