OA Golfing Society

The Old Alleynian Golfing Society was founded in 1925. It exists to promote the enjoyment of golf by Old Alleynians. To do this the Society has a varied and attractive fixture list.

It enters teams for the national competitions for public schools old boys golf societies:

  • The Halford Hewitt Cup which is played at Deal and Sandwich in April
  • The Grafton Morrish Bowl, the finals of which are held at Hunstanton and Brancaster in the Autumn
  • The Cyril Gray Trophy, played at Worplesdon in June
  • The Putting Tournament held at Royal Wimbledon in June

Details of these competitions can be found below.

The Society holds two formal Meetings, and organises several informal ones, during the year. These are played at some of the best golfing venues in the South East of England, which can be checked out on the Meetings page. The Spring and Autumn Meetings include a singles stableford competition in the morning with a foursomes competition after lunch. There is also a Scratch prize in the Autumn Meeting, and one for the best singles aggregate over the two meetings. The informal Winter Warmers and Summer Sizzlers consist of a breakfast or light lunch followed by a round of golf. Members wishing to play in any of these events should contact the Hon. Secretary, Duncan Anderson.

There are also a number of friendly matches against Dulwich College, the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill and Royal Cinque Ports Golf Clubs, and other Old Boys Golf Societies. These are held either in the evening during the week, or at the weekend. Details can be found on below. Any member wishing to play in any match should contact the appropriate Match Manager

The Society holds its Annual Dinner in March at the East India Club. The Annual General Meeting is held immediately following the Autumn Meeting.

The Committee are concerned to maintain the sustainability and vitality of the Society. Members are encouraged to attend the Meetings and to play in the matches. The Society has also established a Youth Policy to encourage recent school leavers to join and participate in the events. But we also want to encourage any other OAs who play golf, whether returning to the game or having taken it up since leaving the College, to join us. Don’t worry about your standard of play. Whatever it is you will be given a warm welcome. Membership costs only £20 per year, but for members under 25 years old it is free.

OA Golf Society

Youth Policy

Prior to leaving, school leavers who play golf are invited to the Annual Dinner. We follow this up with a formal invitation to join the Society. In 2008 the Society provided support for coaching by a PGA qualified coach for boys at the College, and we have provided some support to enable young OAs to compete in our events. Securing a firm financial basis for the policy is a concern for the Committee particularly in the current economic situation. But while the Committee consider further what might be done, any donations or offers of sponsorship from generous OAs would be very welcome. Please contact the Hon. Secretary if you think you can help.

The purpose of the policy is to encourage leavers from the College to join OAGS and participate in its events and activities within the wider aims of:

  • Providing a forum for the enjoyment of OA golf by all OA golfers
  • Becoming more competitive in the Halford Hewitt and Grafton Morrish tournaments
  • Securing the long term sustainability of the Society

Young OA golfers are defined as those aged under 25.

The policy has the following main strands:

  • The maintenance of close links with the College through the Master-in-Charge of Golf.
  • Contact with school leavers who play golf, including the invitation to join the Society, plus follow-ups in the event of no response.
  • Publicising OAGS at events like the match against the College and the Dinner.
  • Marketing OAGS activities in a way that makes them more attractive to young OA golfers.
  • Subsidising young OA golfers in OA events.
  • Supporting golf at the College.

Youth Fund

The Youth Policy is funded from a separate Youth Fund. The sources of this include the following:

  • A small proportion of the annual subscription
  • A small overhead included as part of the charge for individual events
  • Specific fund raising activities
  • Any grants from the Alleyn Club
  • Individual donations, sponsorship, or legacies

The ability with which the Society can subsidise events for young OA golfers will depend on the amount in the Youth Fund. Therefore, each year the Committee will decide the priorities for funding.

2019 Fixture List

2019 Opponent Venue Match Manager

Wed 9 Jan (evening)

Halford Hewitt Draw  East India Club  
Thurs 31 Jan Alleyn Club Sports  Dinner   RAC Nick Howe
Sun 3 Feb

Old Cranleighians (HH Trial)   

West Sussex Matt Aldous
Sat 9 Feb Royal Cinque Ports (HH Trial)  Deal Matt Aldous
Sat 2 March Old Paulines (HH Trial)   Deal Matt Aldous
Thur 14 March (evening) Annual Dinner     East India Club     Duncan Anderson
Sat 16 March Halford Hewitt Trial  Royal St. George’s Matt Aldous
Thurs 22 March Society Meeting New Zealand Duncan Anderson
Wed 10 April Peter Kenyon Bowl  Littlestone     Duncan Anderson  
Thurs 11 - Sun 14 April Halford Hewitt Cup Deal/Sandwich    Matt Aldous     
Wed 17 April    Spring Meeting    Rye       Duncan Anderson
Thus 25 April Society Meeting      The Berkshire Duncan Anderson
Sat 28 April Triangular Loretto and Sedburgh     New Zealand      Will Lewis
Fri 3 May Triangular Tonbridge and Shrewsby    Tandridge     Peter Dickinson
Sun 12 May Grafton Morrish Qualifying  Royal Wimbledon    Matt Aldous
Thurs 19 May (pm)     Dulwich and Sydenham  

Dulwich and Sydenham  

David Rutnam
Mon 3 – Thurs 6 June (pm)  Putting Competition Royal Wimbledon     Chris Cowen
Mon 17 June (pm)  Old Whitgiftians Tandridge John Dunbar
Wed 26 June (1pm) Founders Golf Day and Dinner  Dulwich   Duncan Anderson
Thurs 27 - Sat 30 June

Cyril Gray Trophy (over 50’s)    

 Worplesdon  Peter Foord
Sat 3 Aug (pm) Old Uppinghamians   Littlestone Duncan Anderson
Sat 17 Aug Royal Ashdown Forest GC    Royal Ashdown  Will Lewis
Fri 30 Aug Edward Alleyn GS    The Addington Nick Donald
Sat 14 Sept Old Johnians  Royal Ashdown David Rutnam
Circa Sun 22-24 Sept Queen Elizabeth 2nd Tournament  Royal Burgess   Duncan Anderson
Fri 3 - Sun 6 Oct Grafton Morrish Bowl   Hunstanton / Brancaster Matt Aldous
Sun 6 Oct Gordon Taylor Trophy  Royal Cinque Ports Duncan Anderson
Mon 14 Oct Autumn Meeting and Captain’s day     Tandridge Duncan Anderson
Wed 23 Oct Society Meeting  St George’s Hill  Alistair Defriez
Mon 16 Dec Christmas Meeting and AGM  Wildernesse    Duncan Anderson


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Alleyn Club Secretary

Trevor Llewelyn

+44 (0)20 8299 5335

OA Golfing Society Hon. Secretary

Mr Duncan Anderson