This year’s dinner is one week earlier than usual, on 11th September 2015, at the Highcliffe Hotel. Dinner invitation letters and emails will be sent out to OBA members in June.
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Are you ready for it? Please contact me soon if you are going to enter. Besides our regular “hackers” and semi-pro players, we would like to see some new Old Bournemouthians, especially some younger faces. So come along to join us and maybe lift the annual OB Golf title and trophy. All OB’s can play even if you are not necessarily going to the Dinner.
Depending on numbers entering and start times available from the course then we will either play Queens Park, which can take 4 or more hours or the Highcliffe Castle course (near Christchurch) which can take up to 3 hours. We try to have the first tee off time around 12.30pm and at at seven minutes intervals thereafter.
The entry cost is around £25, which is the green fee and prize money
for winner and runner up.
If you would like to play, then please send your email address, phone number, and postal address, along with details of your handicap (if you have one) and the years that you were at the school, to Alan Carver by email.
The 2014 Old Bournemouthians Association dinner will be held at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth on Friday 19th September. To attend, please complete this form.
For interest, I thought I would post this global heatmap, that shows from which countries this website has been accessed since its relaunch on 25th February 2012. As you would expect, the UK leads the pack, and the next largest concentrations are in the US, Canada and Australia. Poland is also surprisingly well represented. Of course, not all of these site visitors will be Old Bournemouthians, and some may well have arrived here by mistake. But I thought the chart was never the less interesting.
The Old Bournemouthians’ Annual Dinner will this year be held at Bournemouth’ Royal Bath Hotel on Friday 20th September. To attend, please complete this form.
John Bathurst, an Old Tauntonian, has emailed with details of the 2013 Old Bournemouthian / Old Tauntonian Golf Day on 23rd May. John writes:
I won’t go deeply into the history (you probably know anyway) but sufficient to say that the OBs and the Old Tauntonians hold a joint golf day each year.
It started 19 years ago when the two associations met to contest The Hemmings Cup that was once competed for in athletics. Over the years the format has changed and we now meet to play three simultaneous competitions – The OB Seniors Trophy, The OT John Rush Trophy and The Pomeroys Cup for the best score of the day.
I’m an Old Tauntonian but have come to regard the OB players as my dear friends…. and I run the day (that’s run rather than ruin, I hope) on behalf of both associations.
Further details and an entry form are available here (Word format).
If you enter please send an email to the OB golf secretary Alan Carver so he can monitor OB entries. Please include your email address and telephone number when contacting him.
Bournemouthians Jon Beswick and James Balfour have recently returned from a British Expedition to the South Pole for the 100 year anniversary of Captain Scott. The expedition was led by adventurer Neil Laughton. During the expedition Jon tested a prototype shelter which his architecture practice designed. When they reached the Pole, Jon and James celebrated by playing the first ever game of cricket, golf and rugby. They were also the first people wear black tie at the Pole. A video of their exploits is here.
A reminder that the annual general meeting will be held at Bournemouth School, East Way on Thursday 4th October at 7.00 pm. All regular and new attendees will be very welcome.
A date for your 2013 diary – the annual dinner will be on Friday 20th September 2013.
There are two planned golf days which are open to all golfers of all age ranges – beginners or experienced players.
- Thursday 24 May 2012 Old Tauntonians and Old Bournemouthians Golf Day at Dibden Golf course (between Southampton and Fawley)
This annual event is a Stableford with full handicap allowance and is a friendly meet- up with the two schools but in addition to the individual competition for the Pomeroys Trophy for the overall winner there is also a separate trophy for the Old Bournemouthian Seniors (over 60’s) competition. This golf event is not just for seniors but open to all ex Bournemouth School folks. Traditionally we have a sit down meal after play and there are normally about 30 players. The green fee is £20 and the meal £14. Buggies can be hired but let us know soon if you require one as there are a limited number available.
- Friday 21 September 2012 OB’s Pre Dinner Golf
Our usual get together on the day of our annual dinner which is open to all level of players from regulars, occasional players to once a year ‘hackers’ !! Venue not yet fixed but please let me have your details so I can advise you as soon as venue/cost decided upon.
If you would like to enter, please contact Alan Carver, the Old Boys’ Golf Secretary soon. Please let him have your email and home addresses as well as your phone number and your years period at the School. You can reach Alan on 01202 487011 or 07881 815184 or by email. Alan is trying build the golfing section of the OB’s so if you are a golfer please drop Alan an email.