GATLEY GOLF CLUB HOST CENTENARY DINNER

July 9, 2012 1:21 PM

Mark presenting Lady Captain, Mrs Jean Poole, with a special award

Mark presenting Lady Captain, Mrs Jean Poole, with a special award

Gatley Golf Club members held a special dinner and awards ceremony recently (1th June) to celebrate 100 years as an established Golf Club. Special Guest speaker local MP Mark Hunter and his wife Lesley joined local members to celebrate this important anniversary.

At the event various awards were presented by the Club Mr Captain Chris Wood and Lady Captain Mrs Jean Poole. Mr Hunter gave a short address and congratulated members on the Club's success over a full century. Guests were also delighted by the surprise appearance of the Ryder Cup, facilitated by the Professional Golfers Association.

Gatley Golf Club was established in 1912 after a group of enthusiastic golfers got together and found that part of the land at Waterfall Farm (still its current address) could be rented for use as a nine-hole golf course. From that time the course and buildings have been continually developed with the land being purchased by the Club in 1950 and so providing a private, mature golf facility.

Commenting after the event, Mark said:

"It was a privilege to be asked to speak at this historic event, which is a landmark moment for this fantastic local Golf Club.

"This Club, which has outlived two World Wars, has had thousands of members over the years and is renowned in the area for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

"I pay tribute to all of those who, over the years, have given the Golf Club its unique character and contributed to its success story.

"Here's to another 100 years!"

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