Staff Association
Sports &
BMB Golfing Society: 1962 and 1963
Reports of Society's Activities in staff magazines
CONTACT - Spring 1962:

The Golfing Society's Annual Dinner, which is now officially and substantially supported by the Cricket Club,  was held this year at the Kings Norton Golf Club, on the 27th February. This proved an excellent venue, and the function was an unqualified success. Members and guests, who included the Ladies, totalled 41 in all. We welcomed our President and his wife (Mr and Mrs H J Sutherland) and also the present and past Chairman of the Cricket Club (Mr and Mrs J W Raftery and Mr and Mrs F W Parsonage).

After a pleasant meal and the correct choice of drinks, we were in an appreciative mood for the business of the evening. The AGM of the Golfing Society was conducted quickly and smoothly by the Captain, Mr W K Robottom. A short resume of the season's activities was given by the Secretary, Mr J Duff, and afterwards Mr R N Wilcox, winner of the Knock-out Competition, was presented with the President's Cup by Mrs Sutherland. Mention was made of the successful day's outing to the Beau Desert Golf Club for the playing of the Annual Stroke Competition which was won by Mr J Duff. Other prize-winners were Messrs Payne and Robottom. Then followed the election of Officers for this year. The President remains the same, the new Captain is Mr H A Turner and the new Secretary is Mr A Green (Selly Oak Branch). Thanks were given to the retiring officers, particularly to Mr J Duff, who has held the onerous office of Secretary for several seasons.

Then followed the business of the Cricket Club, which I understand is reported in the cricket Club notes.

May I appeal to all members to support the functions of the Society this year to the full, and a special welcome is extended to any new members.



CONTACT - Summer 1962:

The present season has opened with the sweet scent of success. Wins were recorded against the Telephone Service, Transport Department and, most pleasingly, against Lloyds Bank. The last success by 5 matches to 1, will help redress some previous bad defeats. The Public Health beating by 4˝ games to 1˝ games brought us down to earth. A most pleasant feature of the game has been the strong support given by the Ladies of the Society. They have been most helpful to the Secretary and the Captain in their efforts to raise the teams for this, the most ambitious season ever attempted.

I hope that all competitors will endeavour to play their matches in the President's Cup as soon as possible. Please use the light evenings to bring this competition to a successful conclusion. Please notify the Secretary of the results immediately.

A date to remember: The Annual Medal round at Hawkestone Park on Sunday the 16th September. This is one of the showplaces of Midland Golf and we look forward to seeing all Members and friends.



CONTACT - Autumn 1962:

The sweet scent of success that I reported in the last issue, has developed during the season into a powerful pungent perfume. Wins were recorded in the league against the Education, Water and Town Clerks Departments. With only a loss against Architects and Public Works Department, the Bank must surely stand high in the new League. The Telephone Service avenged their previous defeat after a close struggle in a friendly match at Kings Norton.#


Our thanks must be given to Tony Green, the new Secretary, who has coped well with all the difficulties imposed by the extended programme.


The Knock-out competition for the Presidents Cup has produced some very tight games. The final will be contested between Mr G Payne and myself, but there is every indication that in the future youth must be served.


The season closed with the Annual Medal round, held this year at Hawkestone Park, more of that anon. The continued success of the Society depends ultimately upon the enthusiasm of the members. Will all golfers please contact the Secretary and give their support.


H A Turner



CONTACT - Spring 1963:

The Annual Dinner, held in conjunction with the Cricket Club, was the culmination of a most successful season for the Golf Club. The event was attended by our President who presented the Presidents Cup to Mr H A Turner, this year's competition winner.


For the first time the Corporation organised a league between Departments in which the Bank took top honours. However, due to difficulties in arranging matches the idea has been abandoned for the coming season (perhaps it's just that we were too strong an opposition).


Despite the loss of the Departmental league, a full programme for the coming year (to be notified in due course) has been arranged. New members will be most welcome to the Society and anyone wishing to join us should contact Mr A Green of Selly Oak Branch.


H Turner



CONTACT - Autumn 1963:

The present season has seen matches played in spite of the inclement weather, only one match being abandoned. The results up to the present are as follows:-

City Transport ... Lost 2-1 and 1 halved

Water Dept ... Won 2-0 and 1 halved

Lloyds Bank ... Match Abandoned

PO Telephones ... Lost 1˝ - 3˝

Public Health ... Won 4-1

Public Works & Town Clerks Dept ... Halved 2-2


In the Guild Trophy the Bank team finished 3rd equal, the Police being the winners.


The Annual Medal is on Sunday, 15th September, at the Wrekin Golf Course. It is hoped that we shall have a good turnout and that the weather is kind to us.


Anyone who is interested in golf and wishes to join the Society should contact me at Selly oak Branch.


A Green

Hon Secretary



CONTACT - Christmas 1963:

The result of the final match against GPO Telephones was a win for the Bank 2-1 with 1 halved.


The season has been a fairly successful one with three wins, two losses, one halved and one abandoned.


The Annual Medal was held at the Wrekin Golf Club on the 15th September. The weather was absolutely perfect and the players who participated had a splendid day. Three players shared the prize, namely - Harold Turner, James Duff and Geoff Payne. It was a little disappointing to find only a small turnout for the outing. We must endeavour to persuade more people next year. The Presidents Cup was won by Geoff Payne with Margaret Wiggett runner up. The Cup remains at Kings Norton once more.


The Annual Dinner held jointly with the Cricket Club is to be held at Kings Norton Golf Club on Tuesday, 18th February. It is hoped that as many people as possible will be able to attend. I am sure that everyone who came last year must have enjoyed it very much, so how about seeing you all there on the 18th.


A Green