THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS GOLFING SOCIETY
The Society actually came into existence back in March 1961, and was called The Overseas Bankers Club (OBC) Golfing Society. Following the merger of the OBC and The Guild of International Bankers, the Golf Society became that of the Guild and subsequently of The Worshipful Company of International Bankers in Sept 2004.
The Society holds 3 main events a year ( March/ April, May/June and October) playing fabulous courses such as Swinley Forest and New Zealand Golf Club and to which guests can be invited. We also enter teams into various Inter Livery events and have twice ( so far) finished runners up in the prestigious Prince Arthur Cup Inter Livery competition , held annually at Walton Heath. We have also been fortunate to win a number of other competitions over the years including the Lord Mayor’s Annual Charity Golf Day event at Moor Park in 2018.
The first event of our Golfing calendar is the AGM event which this year was held at Walton Heath Golf Club. Andrew Lee became Captain for the next 2 years with Jason van Praagh his Vice Captain.
A good turnout of 36 ( incl guests) saw us have good weather and some good scoring. Winner of the Captain’s prize and AGM Salver was.........Jason with 36 points, with John Treadwell and David Roberts scoring 34 and 32 respectively. Pete Weller ( guest of Cliff Knowlden) won the guest prize , with a best score of the day of 42 points off a 10 handicap ( impressive!). The Ladies prize was won by Jane Thomson ( guest of David Potter). Andrew Lee won the “seniors” prize with 32 points.
We enter teams in various inter livery events throughout the year and the first of the year was the World Traders Golf Day at Woldingham at end April.
Our team consisted of Tom Dissen ( acting Captain in the absence of A. Lee) John Illsey, Charles Burrows and Mark Stevenson.
The course was in good condition and the weather perfect for golf with 16 teams participating in the event.
The WCIBGS team put in a commendable performance and finished with a score of 112 points, but outside the top 3 places.
The winners were The Farriers on 125 points, 2nd, The World traders on 120 points and in third place The Tilers & Bricklayers on 118 points.
The WCWT organizers thank all participating teams for supporting their day and looked forward to seeing us again next year.
Our next event is at New Zealand Golf Club on May 22nd. For your diaries , we shall again be at Swinley Forest on October 3rd.
Members of The Company who have a recognised golfing handicap are eligible to join the Society. Simply contact the Clerk who can provide the contact details for the Golfing Society Secretary.