History The BSB Golf Day was started in 1990 with the intention of being a social event for BSB members and their guests and it has proved to be very successful, with good attendances over the years. In the early years the Golf Day was held at the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club near Milton Keynes. This was followed by it being held at the Belfry, played over the famous Brabazon course. A ‘shotgun start’ format was introduced so that everyone starts and finishes at the same time and can attend a prize giving dinner following the golf. In 2011 we moved to the Arden Championship course at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. In 2017 the golf day was held at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire ands returned to the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club for the 2018 competition.
Until 2015 two trophies were competed for at the BSB Golf Day: the BSB Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Keith Shaw, for the best Stableford score by a BSB member; and the Visitor’s Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Ross Ferguson, for the best Stableford score by a visitor. Team, best scratch score and other prizes are also awarded. In 2015, the 25th anniversary of the start of the BSB Golf Day, a trophy for Senior players competing in the BSB golf day was kindly donated to the Society by Keith Houliston, the long time organiser of the event.
The 2023 BSB Golf Day
The 2023 BSB Golf day was held on Tuesday 31st of May at the Forest of Arden Championship Course. Golf Day organiser Keith Houliston reported that while all attendees enjoyed the day as usual, it was disappointing that the attendance was lower than normal. Keith will discuss how this can be improved for next year with regular golf day attendees and with he BSB Executive Committee.
Review of Winners of the 2023 BSB Golf Day at the Forest of Arden Championship Course
BSB Trophy (for BSB members) – Keith Houliston
Visitors Rose Bowl – Jimmy Baker
Veterans Trophy – Mark Young
1st Team Prize – Sandy Finnie, Martin King, Paul Merriweather and Keith Houliston
2nd Team Prize – Mark Hodson, David Davenport, Neil Andrew And Mike Farnham
Nearest the pin at the 18th Hole – Keith Houliston
Longest Drive at 12th hole – Brian Jones
A thank you to Keith Houliston for once again organising a superb BSB Golf Day