Following the cancellation of the Spring and Summer meetings, the Golf Society was extremely grateful to Swinley Forest Golf Club for hosting our Autumn meeting on Thursday 1st October in a very safe environment. Sandwiched between days of very wet weather, the day was bathed in sunshine and great golf was enjoyed by all. Charles Burrows won the De La Barre trophy with a magnificent 38 points, closely followed by Mark Stevenson on 35 points. The Korts Salver awarded to the highest scoring member aged over 60 was won by David Potter with 33 points. Noel Harweth won the nearest the pin prize with a great shot on the 17th par 3.
In addition, the very first "Knowlden Prize" for best golf society clubman was officially awarded to its namesake Cliff Knowlden. The dual presentation consisted of a crystal handshake trophy that will be passed from recipient to recipient down the years and an engraved inaugural silver alms plate, emblazoned centrally with the WCIB coat of arms, for Cliff to keep as a momento. Given Cliff's extraordinary service, it is fitting that the name "Knowlden" now sits alongside "De la Barre", "Mallory", "Keller" & "Korts" in the living memory of the International Bankers Golfing Society.
In the hope that the challenging COVID situation will improve next year, we have arranged the following events:
Spring meeting - Tuesday 23rd March - North Hants GC
Summer meeting - Thursday 20th May - New Zealand GC
Autumn meeting - Thursday 30th September - Swinley Forest GC N.B. Clashes with WCIB Installation Court, Common Hall & Installation Court Dinner
New golfing society members are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in our golfing events in 2021 please contact our organiser Peter Hinson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org ,or via the Clerk, to be added to the Company's golfing email distribution list.