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OR Golf Society


The OR Golf Society was formed in 1961 as a means for Old Rishworthians and staff to get together, play golf and socialise.

Historically the Society has tended to use golf courses along the M62 corridor usually including Bradley Hall, Elland, Halifax West End, Huddersfield and Woodsome Hall, but over the years some fifty courses have been played! They are selected based on members requests. 

Usually we meet between April and October and play seven times for a splendid selection of silverware (some of which are recycled cups from School), and then finish the season with an AGM, Dinner and Prize Presentation in mid November, usually held at Elland Golf Club.

Presently, we are a society of up to twenty active members and are usually joined by a number of non-golfers for the after golf dinner. Typically on each round, we get ten or so players plus two or three nongolfers.

These days the standard is from regular golfers with a mid-teen handicap to mainly twenty four plus handicappers.


We welcome Old Rishworthians (former students and staff) and members of the Old Rishworthians RUFC to join us. We would particularly like to encourage some lady golfers to join us as we currently don't have any!

It's a great fun way to socialise, to keep fit and we would be ideal for someone looking to start playing or improve their game. 

Membership is £25 per annum for playing members and £10 per annum for social members. 


President: David Cockroft

Captain: Bill Butterworth

Secretary : Mark Wilcox

Treasurer: Mark Gledhill


For anyone interested in joining please contact Mark Wilcox (Ebor House 1968 to 1970)

Tel no: 01484 545310

Mobile 07702 308080 

Email: Mark Wilcox

ORGS Programme of Events 21

Thursday 3rd June TT3pm Elland GC 

Wednesday 14th July TT3pm Halifax Westend

Wednesday 11th August TT4pm Woodsome Hall GC

Wednesday 1st September TT3pm Ryburn GC

AGM at Elland GC in November but the date has to be confirmed.

All the venues are open for catering so an after golf dinner has been arranged (two courses). 

All ORs welcome. Please get in touch using the details in the section above, if you wish to join us.