We are the Bell Golfing Society, founded in 1959 by 4 members of Moseley Rugby Club. I believe we may be the oldest golfing society, still playing in the Midlands, if not the country.
We adopted the name from The Bell, Harborne, Birmingham. Every Monday evening, during the summer, it was 9 holes at Harborne Church Farm, then up to The Bell for beer, banter and dominoes. This continued for 25 years before switching allegiance to Warley Woods, where we were warmly received by David Owen, Warley Woods golf professional. Our monthly golf days were to Shifnal, Brocton, Stratford and our traditional end of season visit to Aberdovey Golf Club, in October for a weekend of golf and merriment, accompanied of course by our very talented pianist, Roy Hurdman.
Although our Monday evening game is no longer, we more than make up for it with monthly visits to Midland courses such as Fulford Heath, Hagley, Ladbrook Park, Kings Norton and others.
Our biggest claim to fame is providing not 1 but 2 captains of the British Left Hander Golfers Association, namely Barry Packwood and Roger Stansfield.
Jeremy Smart is our current President and together with Mike Bunn, organise our annual programme and keep us solvent.