For more information about golf events contact Jim McGrath at:  [email protected]


2018 Hoblyn Golf Trophy and Annual Dinner

Friday 28th September, 12pm - 2pm  Dinner at 7pm  Cost £110 Venue Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake. For more information and booking please use email link above.



Royal Liverpool Golf Event 2017 - Report

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Left to Right:Winners -  John Pugh, John Morgan, Richard Head, Peter Stafford, Mike Bickerstaffe

Dear All,

Thank you very much for making this year’s event so enjoyable. Conditions were testing but the worthy winners were 

Hoblyn Trophy                                              Richard Head

Hoblyn Prize  (handicap 14+)                      Mike Bickerstaffe     

 Mick Bowyer Shield (Scratch)                    Jim McBurney

 Putting Cup                                               Peter Stafford                

Congratulations to them and I am sure they will be looking to defend their titles, and more, next year.

Dates for 2018 are

            Heswall                      Sunday, 3rd June

            Royal Liverpool         Friday, 28th September

If you could enter those in your diaries I would be grateful, and I shall send out the usual details in July.

Have a very good end of season and best wishes,



Heswall Golf Day  on Sunday 4th June 2017.

A disappointing attendance but a beautiful summers day – Sunday 4th June.

A stableford – a close finish for the prizes – Jim McGrath winning with 36 points, Rupert Rule 35  and Andy McKeown 34


The Grafton Morrish Golf 2017 Competition

Northern qualifying round takes place at Huddersfield on Sunday 14th May.

The Finals are at Hunstanton Royal West in Norfolk from Sept 29th until Oct 1st.

The Grafton Morrish Golf Competition.

Since 1966 the OBS has entered a team into the Grafton Morrish Golf Competition.

The competition is open to public schools across the country. The OBS team won the competition in 2011 and we have just learned that they have repeated this feat in 2016. The Competition begins in May when around 110 Public Schools enter a qualifying tournament with the top 48 going on to play the finals in Norfolk at Royal West Norfolk and Hunstanton Golf Club.

[Clockwise from back left] Marcus Stam, John Hargreaves,Anthony Shields, Dominic Barnes, Kris Archer and Karl Adams.

Royal Liverpool Golf  Day - Friday 30th September 2016.                   

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 The winner of the Hoblyn Trophy was John Newton and the runner up was Martin Prentice.


The other winners –

Hoblyn Prize – winner Brian Welsh and runner up  Julian Moss.

Putting Cup. – Tim Hoblyn.                                                                        

  The Hoblyn Trophy & Hoblyn Putting Trophy


Everything went smoothly except when Leigh Moss disturbed a wasps nest.  That started a hum-dinger. !


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John Newton is presented with the Hoblyn Trophy by Jim McGrath with the Headmaster, Paul Vicars, looking on.

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John Newton examines his prize.                                                                  Martin Prentice being presented with his runner up prize.       




Unfortunately, there was poor weather for the first time at Heswall Golf Day. Although some players retired before the 18th there was plenty of enthusiasm at the 19th.

The winner Trevor Mathew-Jones scored a splendid 39 points. The runner up was Jon Morgan and 3rd was Keith Housley. As a special gesture, those who completed the course in the wet conditions were awarded a new golf ball.

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Photo to above : Keith Housley, Trevor Mathew-Jones and Jon Morgan