Last site update - Nov 2018

Immediate Past Captain
President
Secretary
Treasurer
2018 Captain
2018 Vice Captain
Website & Database
Our secretary has compiled a listing of all the venues that the Society has played on - click here to view the extensive list
2nd May 2019 - Abridge Golf Club, Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney, Romford RM4 1ST
Spring Meeting -
Early Summer Meeting -
President's Trophy Meeting -
Captains Salver -
Invitation Pairs Meeting -
10th June 2019 - Temple Golf Club, Henley Road, Hurley, Maidenhead SL6 5LH
11th July 2019 - Leatherhead Golf Club,
Kingston Road, Ashtead, Leatherhead KT22 0EE
25/26/27/28th September 2019 - Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RD
T.B.A.
Welcome to the LSGS Website
Society History
2019 fixtures
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http://www.templegolfclub.co.uk/
Generously sponsored by Mr Nigel Tollit
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Society Committee Members
1934 - 1961
1962 - 1969
1970 - 1973
1974 - 1981
1982 - 2017

2018 -
H.W. Holt
H.K. Stanley
R. Stotesbury
D. Watkins
D. J. Morgan

D. R. Stride
Society Treasurers
Society Secretaries
1934 - 1961
1962 - 1969
1970 - 1977
1978 -
H.W. Holt
H.K. Stanley
R. Stotesbury
R. Johns
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May I remind members that as agreed at our AGM in May 2018, the Annual Subscription will increase on 1st January 2019 to £25 - therefore can you please make the necessary amendments to your standing order in good time, thank you. Richard, Secretary.
Captain's Report
Last season's (2018) venues
Spring Meeting -
4th May 2018 - Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club,
Ferry Road, Felixstowe IP11 9RY
Captain's Report
Generously sponsored by Mr Gordon Lamb
Early Summer Meeting -
8th June 2018 - East Herts Golf Club, Hamels Park, Buntiford SG9 9NA
President's Trophy Meeting -
6th July 2018 - Guildford Golf Club, Grove Road, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2HL
Captain's Report
Generously sponsored by
Captains Salver -
12/13/14/15th September 2018 - Enghiens-les-Bains, France
Golf de Bethemont, Dormont Montmarcy, Golf D'Apremont
Generously sponsored by Mr David Littlechild,
Mr David Stride and Mr John Astrop
Invitation Pairs Meeting -
8th October 2018 - Nevill Golf Club,
Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5JW
Captain's Report
Captain's Report
Generously sponsored by Mr Hugh Sear
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The slideshow of previous venues has now got its own page - click here to view
Annual Reports
Memorable Moments
Meeting Results
Honours Board
Past Captains
Society Rules
David Morgan
Past Captain 1981
Judith Smith
Past Captain 2007
Martin Bender
David Littlechild
Past Captain 2004
David Stride

stridedave2@gmail.com
Past Captain 1995
Richard Johns
01234 743960/07709 213262
rickety@btinternet.com
Past Captain 2000
Geoff Fowler
07766 088976
thefowlers39@btinternet.com
Past Captain 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in early October 1934 at the offices of the Stationers' Association by nine distinguished members of the trade including one Lancelot Spicer, the inaugural meeting was held at Grimsdyke Golf Club on the 24th of the same month.

Growth was steady up to the Second World War. Iconic names like Cave, Rowney, Stephens, Ryman, Straker and Tollit became members. The final pre-war meeting was held at Moor Park in May 1940 and the first after the war was at Tandridge in May 1946.

The forties through to the mid seventies saw gradual progress when three meetings each year were played as medals and foursomes plus matches against other regional stationery societies and the Publishers. During this period many of the trophies played for today were introduced.

The decade of the eighties saw the Society reach its zenith. The trade was then flourishing and sponsorship appeared, pioneered by Richard Broderick of Tipp-Ex. Attendances increased quite markedly as many members invited guests so that turn-outs of forty or more became normal. Many different courses were visited by which time meetings consisted of 36 holes comprising 18 holes each Greensomes and a singles Stableford – the medal rounds had been discontinued in the interests of speed and enjoyment.

A new trophy was founded in 1981, the Captain's Salver, and a specific meeting for this was introduced starting at Buckingham when 43 attended. This meeting developed so much that in 1988 it became the captain's 3-day outing with Richard Broderick taking us off to Le Touquet. The following year it was at Gleneagles and since then we have been back to France on five further occasions, Wales twice and Belgium, Portugal and Scotland again, once. All the others ranged in England from the Lake District, to Devon, to Bournemouth and to Suffolk. Most well attended with events laid on for non-golfing spouses.

New ground was broken in 2007 when our first Lady Captain was elected, Judith Smith. She joined a trio of family incumbents (Eric was captain in 1991 and 2017) including Geoff and John Young and Tony & Chris Phillips.

In the late nineties with the contraction of the industry attendances started to come down to an average of 30 or so – a trend reflected in most other societies (and golf clubs) as well as our own. Indeed the London Stationers has fared pretty well compared to other stationery societies as previous annual matches against other regions had to be cancelled as opponents were unable to field teams or had disbanded. Indeed, despite the reduced numbers the fixture list was extended in 2009 when a fifth meeting was introduced to be played in October as an invitation event and this has proved more popular than some of the regular ones. Over the years the format has evolved from the original 'strict' foursomes and a medal singles over 36 holes to the revised arrangement for 2019 of a welcoming snack, 18 hole singles Stableford starting in late morning and concluding with a two or three course lunch/dinner. This arrangement is designed to overcome the increasing traffic problems in early morning and provides an earlier return for home where many members have long distances to travel. There are always plenty of prizes to be won. We have been fortunate that from 2018 we have managed to obtain individual sponsorship by members which covers the prizes. Guests are warmly welcomed and over the years many have said how much they enjoy the conviviality of the meetings and gone on to join themselves.

The future is uncertain but the committee are always looking for ways to boost attendances and we are hopeful that, having enjoyed milestone 25, 50 and 75 year jubilees, the society may achieve, with admittedly 15 years to go, our centenary!