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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: Richard Butterworth 

Captain: Ian Holmes

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

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ORGS AGM at Elland 17/11/21

Back Row: Bill Butterworth, Robert Powell, Marc Gledhill, Ian Shepley Brook, Mike Portman, Mark Wilcox (Sec) Brian Wade, Mike Astin

Front row: Ian Holmes, Richard Butterworth, Anthony Wilkins (Headmaster) Sheena Wilkins

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Tee Time

Potential Cost


Wed 6th April

Elland GC

Wade Allan  


GF £20

Meal TBC


Thurs 5th May

Halifax West End GC

School Trophy


GF £20

Meal £14


Wed 8th June

The Oaks GC

Aughton, Nr York

Captains Prize

10.15am (9 holes) 1.25pm (18 holes)

£54 full pkg

£42 afternoon inc food


Thurs 30th June

Shipley Beck Foot GC

The Presidents Cup


£55 inc 2 course meal


Thurs 21st July

Halifax Bradley Hall GC

The Nev Maw Cup


GF £25

Meal £12


Wed 31st August

Ryburn GC

The Binns Cup


GF £20

Meal TBC      


Wed 21st September


Woodsome Hall GC

The Peter Gray Trophy

4pm (10 holes) only


Meal TBC


Wed 16th November    


Elland GC

AGM, Prize presentation and Dinner


Meal TBC

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. 

ORGS Christmas Lunch 21

Back row left to right Mark Wilcox, Ian Shepley Book, Graham Allen, John Wheelwright, Adrian Brook.
Front row left to right Mike Astin, Bill Butterworth, Robert Powell, David Crowther, Brian Wade