Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club 125th anniversary celebrations

Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club continued their 125th anniversary celebrations with an 1892 style competition after which everybody enjoyed a Victorian-based supper.

The “Golf 1892 Style” involved 40 members playing a pairs competition, suitably dressed and using authentic hickory shafted clubs. A course resembling the original 1892 layout of nine holes around Pickeridge Hill was established for the event.

Max Putnam and John Attree were the winners with a highly creditable 26 stableford points. They were each presented with a hickory-shafted putter, kindly donated by Tony Hunt of South of England Hickory Golf.

Marlene Ewens and Lennox Heath were judged best-dressed ladies with Terry Davidge the best-dressed gentleman, each winning a bottle of wine.

This was followed with a talk on how and why golf boomed in the late 19th century and the emergence of Pickeridge Golf Club in 1892. Ex-club professional Graham Glew answered audience questions.

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