The Annual Dinner held in conjunction with the Cricket Club at Kings Norton Golf Club on Tuesday February 20th, was well attended by members and guests. In spite of the cold foggy evening, an enjoyable time was had by all.
The following fixtures have been arranged for the coming season:-
Tuesday 14th May .... Guild Trophy at Kings Norton
Thursday 30th May .... National Provincial Bank at Handsworth
Monday 17th June ..... Lloyds Bank at Streetly
Tuesday 16th July .... GPO Services at Kings Norton
Anyone interested in joining the Society should contact me at HARBORNE BRANCH.
The past season has been a fairly successful one. The Guild Trophy was retained once more; the Cup is now in our possession for the third year running. Our scores were as follows:-
N WILCOX - 69
K HASLAM - 73
H TURNER - 76
H G PAYNE - 76
TOTAL - 294
MEB were runners up with 301.
Other matches were played against:-
NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK - Lost 4-1, 1 halved
LLOYDS BANK - Won 3-2
A medal was held at Kings Norton in early May, the winner being H Turner with N Wilcox runner up. The match against GPO was rained off.
The Annual Outing was held at Llandrindod Wells on Sunday, 15th September. Although the weather was dry, the Medal was played in a very high wind which made the hilly course very difficult. The competitors who took part enjoyed the experience and have expressed the desire to hold the Medal at Llandrindod next year. The winner was H G Payne with a net 79 and H Turner was runner up with a net 80.
The Presidents Cup has been won by H G Payne who beat A Reed in the final. The presentation will take place at the Annual Dinner to be held early next February.
I would like to express my thanks to the Football Club Pontoon for making the grant of funds available to the Golf Section through the Staff Association. Without help, it would be impossible to run competitions.
Fixtures for Season 1969
Tuesday May 13th National Provincial Bank at Kings Norton
Tuesday June 10th Police A Division at Kings Norton
Wednesday June 18th Lloyds Bank at Sandwell
Tuesday July 8th GPO at Kings Norton
Guild Trophy to be announced at a later date.
Bank Medal and outing to Llandrindod Wells Golf Club on Sunday 7th September.
Any new members wishing to join the Society should contact me at Harborne Branch.
Results of matches played:-
National Provincial Bank Won 4-0
Police A Division Won 4-1
Lloyds Bank Lost 2˝-3˝
A team of eight players was entered for the Guild Trophy but was unsuccessful in retaining the trophy for the fourth year. The City Police were the new holders.
The Annual Medal and outing were held once more in September at Llandrindod Wells. Although the conditions were fairly difficult at times, an enjoyable day was had by all who participated. The winner was visitor G Harris with a net 76; A Green was second with a net 79 and L Hale was third with a net 80.
The President's Cup has been won this year by an old stalwart in Harold Turner who beat Keith Haslam in an exciting final which went to the 19th!!!
The date of the Annual General Meeting and Dinner is to be announced at a later date.