"Castle Bromwich Ladies Golf Club"
Button # 7
Image submitted by John Sagi
Back of Button # 7a
26mm 'SILVER' 'T&S'
Button # 431
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup
Back of Button # 431a
22mm Birmingham HM 1921 'T & S.'
Castle Bromwich Ladies Golf Club - WARWS-037 - The club was founded in 1898 as the
Ward End Golf Club - WARWS-035,
it moved a little further east in 1905 to land owned by the Earl of Bradford at his secondary country
estate Castle Bromwich, the home of his eldest son Viscount Newport. In the late 1930s
the then Earl was obliged to sell this estate to pay death duties. Eager to ensure the
Club’s future he was able to secure land a little further east at Maxstoke Park. With the
advent of World War II the completion of this move was postponed until 1946; after
a short time the Club changed its name to
Maxstoke Park Golf Club - WARWS-019.
A fragment of the old course can still be identified, with the remainder built over.
My collection includes a trio of award buttons, all in hall-marked silver. The first
(# 7) was issued in the Club’s first year at the new site (Birmingham 1905, back mark
A.M), and shows the rather curious display of two trios of clubs bound with a double
riband, with a tri-part scroll above bearing the club title. Diameter is 22mm. Precisely
when this pattern was succeeded is unknown but that showing a male golfer at the
finish of his swing with other devotees in the background (# 13) It is dated 1913,
with a back mark of W.J.D. and measures 25mm. This was a fairly popular design in
the Edwardian era. This button was won by PW Robinson a pupil at King Edward VI
School, Birmingham. Enlisting in 1914 he was commissioned into the 1st/5th Battalion,
The South Staffordshire Regiment c1915 and served on the Western Front for the
remainder of the war. He died in South Africa c1980.
The ladies club, formed at the same time settled on a standard type, the design
including clubs, balls and club title (# 431).
(22mm) Birmingham 1921 by T & S.
Courtesy of Dixon Pickup
Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.
Any additional images and information about the Castle Bromwich Ladies Golf Club is appreciated.
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Castle Bromwich Ladies Golf Club
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