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"Dartmouth Golf Club"

Button # 380
Button image submitted by Yvo Melis

Button # 380a
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Button # 490
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 490a
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Dartmouth Golf Club - The club was founded in 1910 and situated at Vale Street, West Bromwich, Staffs, playing over a nine-hole course one mile from the town centre. Though fairly confident about my geographical knowledge of these islands, I must admit to turning to the fair county of Devon when initially cataloguing this item; it was a bit of a shock therefore to find it nestling in the arms of West Brom! Though I have not checked with the Club I assume the title is taken from the then great local landowners, the Legge family, Earls of Dartmouth. Part of the land surrounding their palatial house Patshull Park is now another established golf course bearing the same name. This award example is of very pleasing design in silver and double enamels, the central initials forming a trefoil shape of red enamel upon crossed inverted clubs, plus a ball at the base of the circle containing the full title, all within a rim of black enamel. The reverse simply marked Silver (23mm).

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

Dartmouth Golf Club - 1

Button # 380 & # 490

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