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Digital Honours Boards

The digital boards are up to date, as at 2nd November, 2023.


The original wooden honours boards were taken down, for the clubhouse refurbishment, during the last Covid lockdown.

New acrylic boards have replaced some of the main event boards, including:

  • Club Captains
  • Club Champions
  • Section Champions: Seniors, Ladies Championship/Ladies Vase, Veterans, Juniors and Richard Lewington Trophy (RLT is a scratch event for men aged 18-55)
  • Sponsored events, including: Greenkeepers Cup, 11.5 Cup, Roschild Trophy, Wildmoor Cup, Paul Brett Cup and TCL Challenge Cup
  • Ryder Cup
  • Get Golfing Championships (last year’s events were titled “Race to Le Touquet”)

Some of the original board competitions were not included on the new boards, for reasons of space/budget/decor:

  • Order of Merit
  • Saturday League
  • The 19 Knockout Matchplay competitions, including winter and summer seasons of: 7-day, 5-day, Seniors, Ladies, (singles and pairs), Mixed pairs and Scratch.

The Hole in One board(s) was replaced by a “Hole in One Book”, to record and commemorate Holes in One made in SOGC club competitions.

Why have digital honours boards?

I originally transcribed the details from the existing wooden boards, after taking photos of them all.

I don’t present these digital “boards” as proper substitutes for those physical honours boards which were not replaced. However, there was a risk that this valued historical record of past competition winners might be lost.

The digital boards were first created back in August 2021. With the help of some long-serving members’ memories, all the first name initials were replaced with the full first names of past winners.

I will continue to keep the digital boards up to date, until such time as a better alternative is found.

The importance of Honours Boards

SOGC members, the Committee and Get Golfing are all rightly proud of the extensive competition programme at SOGC. This competition programme is promoted on the Get Golfing SOGC website and is known to be an attraction for new members joining the club and an often-cited factor in member retention.

Getting one’s name on an honours board has always been an important aspiration for SOGC members. The honours boards form a visible historical record and permanent recognition of the winners’ golfing achievements.

All feedback is welcome. It’s easy enough to change the layouts. Some boards are pretty full, so I will need to change the formats probably for next year to accommodate 2024 winners.

JT, 2nd November, 2023