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"North Wales Golf Club"

Button # 580
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 580a
25mm HM 1925 'S.B. & S. Ld'

Button # 580aa
25mm HM 1930 'S.B. & S Ld'

North Wales Golf Club - This club was formed in 1894 at Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. The silver award example measures 25mm. The shield bears Azure, three garbs or, being the arms of Meschines the last non-Royal Earls of Chester, with the addition of the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto and variable title scroll, The North Wales Golf Club. The maker is S.B. & S. Ld Birmingham 1925. Another example by G&H Bullivant Birmingham has been noted. With a lovely pre-1914 style, this golf course makes excellent use of dunes and contours. The first (then voluntary) PGA Assistants’ training courses of 1961 and 1962 were held here in conjunction with Maesdu GC, in the December of each year; what a roll call of great names put us through our paces! Sid Collins and Tom Jones of the home clubs; Eddy Musty and Ernie Whitcombe on club-making and repairs; Fred Allott, Bill and Reg Cox to work on our swings; plus the crowning glory at the end of the ’61 course – Henry Cotton attended by the writer, John Stobbs, for the whole day. I also seem to recall that the evenings were not all spent in revision and in-depth golf swing analyses, but were strongly centred around the local nurses home.

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

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Button # 580

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