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Golf Society

Welcome to the OB Golf Society

This group is for OB Golf Society (OBGS) members and/or OBs that would like further information about the Golf Society, meetings and competitions.

We hold four ‘major’ stableford competitions as well as a OBGS Christmas betterball meeting at Thorndon Park (featuring a very fine carvery lunch) and midweek evening matches during the summer months against other local public schools' Old Boys.

The scratch team, currently captained by Ben Leigh (OB 1995-2010), won last year's Essex Public Schools foursomes tournament. They are also regular qualifiers for the nationwide Grafton Morrish finals.

Over the years there have been OBGS meetings at many fine courses around the South-East of England, although recently matches have tended to stay within Essex. In a typical year, around 50 players will make at least one appearance and new members are always warmly welcomed.

To find out more, please contact Gareth Pope (OB 1968-1975) by email:

OB Golf Club History

What became the Old Brentwoods Golfing Society (OBGS) began when Bernard Crouch (OB 1919-1926) arranged a meeting at his home course in Romford in June 1931. Not for the first time in the Society’s history, the start of play was delayed due to bad weather, although this seems to have not bothered the organiser as he returned a level par score playing off scratch.

Occasional meetings were held over the next few years, until in 1937, when things were put on a more formal footing when the Headmaster provided a cup bearing his name. The first winner was Bob Nurse (OB 1921-1926) and the Hough Cup is still contested annually at Thorndon Park.

Further trophies were donated for Spring and Autumn events in 1948 and 1952 respectively. In 1977, the Jubilee Cup was presented by Colin Finch (OB 1947-1953) to be played as an annual knockout competition.


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