Old Lorettonian Golfing Society
Welcome to The Old Lorettonian Golfing Society. Founded in 1929, the society operates separately from the Lorettonian Society with its own constitution and Committee. All Old Lorettonians, whatever their golfing ability, are eligible to join and we currently have approximately 300 members plus 6 Honorary and Honorary Life Members.
The Society’s aim is to provide a range of golfing events for Old Lorettonians to enjoy. These range from our Scratch team playing in prestigious national competitions such as the Halford Hewitt, to high handicap players being able to participate in friendly but competitive competitions and matches against other golf societies. The term ‘serious fun’ as a description of what golf can offer was coined some hundred years ago but it very much sums up the Society’s approach to all its events whether they are elite scratch competitions, or friendly handicap matches.
For many younger members in particular who are unable for whatever reason to join a golf club, the Society offers affordable access to golf. We are privileged to have fixtures at many prestigious courses such as Muirfield and Prestwick in Scotland and Worplesdon, West Sussex, Liphook and Denham in the south-east of England. Participating in Society matches is a good way of not only playing at these clubs, but also of meeting other club members - many OLGS members have subsequently joined these clubs.
Loretto has a proud golfing heritage having supplied a number of Captains of the R&A and the Society was closely involved with the setting up of the Loretto Golf Academy. The Society plans to continue to develop links with the Golf Academy which has helped give the Society an extremely talented scratch team which reached the semi-finals of the Halford Hewitt and the final of the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy in 2019.
All leavers can enrol into the Society for free until the age of 25. All Society members under 30 receive heavy discounts on all golf events. The annual subscription is just £30.
The President's Lockdown quiz
The good news is that it looks like golf might be one of the first sports to ease restrictions after the lock down, though I'm sure it will be a few weeks before we savour our first Kummell...!
To get you in the mood for getting back on the course the President has devised a rather fiendish quiz. Entry criteria and prizes outlined in the Spring No-Newsletter below. To download a copy of the quiz please click here
President's Lockdown Quiz
President's Lockdown Quiz Answers
Halford Hewitt 'Postponed'
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to all of you that this year's Halford Hewitt has been postponed with the aim of rescheduling it in the autumn. A huge shame because I know Adam's team were in great nick and very keen to improve on last year's semi-final performance. The Captain has also made the decision to withdrawn us from the Stenhouse Quaich.
Due to the Covid-19 policy adopted by Prestwick and many other golf clubs, the match against Glenalmond will not take place. We will obviously update you on other fixtures as the situation evolves.
Halford Hewitt draw
The draw for this year’s Halford Hewitt was made at the East India Club in early January. Looking to build on our strong semi-final place in 2019, we have drawn Downside in the 1st Round. For more information visit the HH website
First Match of the Season
The Scratch team start their 2020 campaign with a match against the Loretto Academy at Archerfield on the 15th March – let’s hope (relative) old age and treachery will prevail!
New OLGS Apparel
The latest edition to our merchandise range has just arrived. Please check merchandise page for more details.