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"Shirrels Heath Golf Club"

Button # 437
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 437a
Birmingham HM 1901 'F & S'
Description

Shirrells Heath Golf Club - This is one of my ‘process of elimination’ attributions, so if any fellow member knows better I would be delighted to hear from him/her. The Shirrells Heath Golf Club was formed on the 5th of November, 1892, at Botley Heath near Wichkam, Hampshire and comprised nine holes. The club probably had a strong military membership as Botley Camp was a large one at the time. This 24 mm button was a silver award, the raised lettering having a slight decoration to the inner sections. Backmark is given as Birmingham 1901 by V & S. Of the surviving clubs formed before 1901, South Herts, Strawberry Hill and Stinchcombe Hill are all certain the item does not pertain to them. This is of course not conclusive, as no one is extant to confirm what was awarded in 1901. Shooters Hill GC is quite different (see # 452) and Seaford Head was formed later, in 1907. Shirrells Heath GC was probably lost for training purposes in the Great War.


Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

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

Shirrels Heath Golf Club

Buttons # 437

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