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"Waveney Valley Golf Club"

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Waveney Valley Golf Club - of Bungay, Suffolk was instituted in January 1889, originally with a nine-hole course, but enlarged to eighteen in 1896, when it was called Bungay & Waveney Valley GC. This is a scarce example of an award in gilt metal, handengraved on the obverse WVGC/LADIES/MONTHLY MEDAL/NOVEMBER 1903. It measures 24mm. I have a group of four such examples, another LADIES dated JANY 1903, and two without LADIES, which are presumably gentlemenís awards; these are again for monthly competitions and are dated, FEBRUARY 24th 1903 and NOVEMBER 1904. One has a makerís mark Vaughton Birmím. As is well-known, club golf in England in these early days was often a winter sport, and here is an illustration.

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

Waveney Valley Golf Club

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