The Old Dovorian Golfing Society (ODGS) exists to provide an enjoyable golfing experience for those who attended Dover College and/or the Junior School. We arrange to meet on around eight occasions a year at golf courses in Surrey and Kent on a weekday for a round of golf and lunch/breakfast/sandwiches. We could organise events further afield if there is demand. It is sociable day out and we all have a good natter about this and that. We are an eclectic mix involving ODs with handicaps ranging from around 10 up to 30 or more so we cater for a variety of standards and experience. We hope to organise a match against the College in 2021. The Golfing Society was formed in 1961 when the first Triangular match involving Kings Canterbury, St Lawrence and Dover was played.
For most of our events we have around ten ODs and usually play on an individual basis in three or four balls for a trophy and highly prized golf balls with the OD logo. Most of our fixtures are joint events with members of the Old Lawrentians GS and that helps to make it a good day out.
For 2020 we had planned to play at the London Club, Princes at Sandwich, and Royal Ashdown in a Triangular match against former pupils of Kings Canterbury and St Lawrence but these all had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. The ODGS main event of the year is arguably our visit in July each year to Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey but this is looking in doubt for July 2020 but perhaps we could it could be re-arranged to play in the autumn. Only time will tell whether other events can go ahead in the autumn: Redlibbets, Knole Park and another Triangular match at West Surrey against former pupils of Eastbourne College and AllHallows. Both Triangular matches are in a foursomes format with 4 groups and each involving three balls and six players. Don’t let that confuse you as the matches are great fun.