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Honours

Fletcher Cup

Starting with the Club Championship, the Fletcher Cup, awarded to the best aggregate gross score recorded over the four rounds of the Spring and Autumn meetings combined.

This was presented in 1954 by Viv Fletcher, past Captain and President of the Club who was a member for more than 60 years.

The Fletcher Cup

 

Tomlinson Challenge

The Club’s most prestigious trophy is the Tomlinson Challenge Cup, presented by the first Captain of the Club Mr H. Tomlinson in 1905.

Mr Tomlinson was not only a founder member of Fulwell and President for 12 years from 1910 – 1922, but was also one of the original members of Mid Surrey Golf Club and Captain in 1896.

Amongst his many talents he composed the “Golfer’s Song”.

The Tomlinson Cup

 

Chiswick Cup

The Club’s oldest trophy is the Chiswick Cup. Originally presented to the Chiswick Golf Club prior to 1900, on the demise of Chiswick links, due to the continuing development of London, many of its members were accommodated by Fulwell. One of those members , Mr C. L. O’Malley presented Fulwell with the trophy in 1907 and it has been played for ever since as the Club’s premier singles knockout tournament.

 The Chiswick Cup

More on the Chiswick Cup

The first picture below displays an emotive scene of this trophy being presented to the winner in 1927 by Mr O’Malley.

The second photograph shows a similar occasion at the Club’s finals presentation ceremony in 2005. Fashions and personalities may have changed but the silverware lives on.

Presentation Of The Chiswick Cup In 1927

 

Presentation Of The Chiswick Cup In 2005

 

 

Lord Saltoun Trophy

One of the most impressive Club accolades is the Lord Saltoun trophy. It was donated by Lord Saltoun in 1949 when he was Club President. Lord Saltoun was a representative peer for Scotland from 1933 - 63, the family seat having been Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh.

Always contested as a foursomes event it is now competed for by members and their guests and has for the past half century been the Club’s main invitational event.

Originally the Lord Saltoun was held as a sister event to Royal Mid Surrey’s famous “Antlers” competition, played on the same weekend each year and many entrants having a bash at both titles. Camberley Heath also has a Lord Saltoun Cup, presented by the father of the Fulwell Lord.

 

 

Moreland Denny

Similarly, the Denny family wished to immortalise Flt Lt. B. M. Denny, who was tragically killed in action during the Second World War, by donating the Moreland Denny Memorial Trophy, an accurate model of a Stirling Bomber, in 1949.

The competition format of having partners drawn by lot was particularly important to the family and adds an alternative dimension to the event.

 

The Castle Cup

Donated by the Castle family in 1908, this was another trophy originally presented to the Chiswick Golf Club by Abercromie Castle.

His five sons and daughter joined Fulwell on the closure of Chiswick and this trophy is fittingly awarded to the victorious play off winner of all the year's medal winners and runners-up in October each year.

 

Miss Green Salvers

Miss Ida Green has a special place in the history of Fulwell and uniquely the Miss Green Salvers are contested separately by the men and ladies of Fulwell each year.

Ida was an early member of the Club, joining in 1906. She was Ladies Captain from 1911 – 1914, was appointed Ladies Secretary soon after the First World War and during the Second, and from 1940-46 was the Club Secretary.

The above represent only part of the Club’s trophy collection, which includes many other memorials from founder members, such as H. O. Stutchbury, C. G. Chalk, and Mr Downes Elland Norton to present day personalities such as past Presidents Dickie Tulip and Kevin Donohue and the Varney and Donald families.

Just like family heirlooms the Club’s eclectic mix of trophies represent far more than their intrinsic value.

Their history and background being an integral part of the Club’s evolution and a tangible link with members from the past.

 

Ladies Salver
Ladies Salver

   
 

Men's Salver
Men's Salver

Headley Bowl

Probably the most keenly contested Club tournament is that of the men’s pairs knockout which annually attracts in the region of 160 competitors.

Presented to the Club by Captain B. St. John Headley, the Headley Bowl was first contested in 1921.

The St. John Headley Bowl

 

The Freak Cup

The Freake Cup, presented by the initial freehold owner of the land on which the Club was formed, the Freake Estate, Sir Frederick Freake was President of the Club between 1931 and 1938 with the original cup first played for in 1928.

The current trophy, which is of grand art deco design, is from the 1960’s after the original trophy was lost in a fire at the house of the then holder, Mr Peak in 1965.

The Freake Cup

 

Gough / Lynde Trophy

The Gough / Lynde Trophy has been contested annually between Fulwell and its close neighbour Strawberry Hill Golf Club since 1949, when these two gentlemen were the Captains of their day.

Similarly, the ladies sections of the two Clubs play for the Batchelor Cup.

The Alec Rose Trophy

The Alec Rose Trophy, an “objet-d’art” silver cigarette case, was presented to the Club by the Vaudeville Golf Society in 1971.

Alec was Honorary Secretary of the Society for over 40 years from the late 20’s through to the 1960’s.

The Society first became affiliated to Fulwell after the Second World War and still plays on a monthly basis at the Club.

Many of the Society’s members are well known celebrities of today and yesteryear such as:

Eric Sykes, Ted Ray, Bud Flanagan, Dickie Henderson, Bruce Forsyth, Jimmy Hill, Harry Secombe, Charlie Chester, Ken Wolstenholme, Roger DeCoursey – “Nookie Bear” fame.

 
 

The Deed Book

Similarly, the Club’s Deed Book offers a graphic illustration of the Club’s history. Every full member since the Club was first formed in 1904 being recorded in this antique bound volume. If you are an existing full member and have not entered your signature, please make an appointment to see the secretary immediately, as the original book is on its final page!