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"Ramblers Golf Club"

Button # 443
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Back of Button # 443a
HM Birmingham 1909

Ramblers Golf Club - The club was most probably a club within a club, and the item is certainly a very handsome one. Hall-marked Birmingham 1909 (22.5mm) it bears additional decoration in white and bright green enamels. The shield with the six martlets border from the arms of Brighton and the winged mesh marked ball crest appear on an early medal of the Dyke Park GC, Brighton (now The Dyke GC). The central monogram RGC is again based on similar style lettering DPGC of the above mentioned medal. In addition to the maker’s mark V & S, the reverse is also crudely scratch engraved, FINLAYSON GOLD MEDAL AUG. 1910. Quite when the ‘Ramblers’ were formed and when they were dissolved I have yet to ascertain. Perhaps they were the ancestors of the present ‘Sussex Martlets’.

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

Ramblers Golf Club

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