The Western Mail, Monday 18th 1927
Report of the inaugural Gold Bowl competitiom medal played on Saturday 16th July, 1927.
Western Mail, Monday 18th July 1927
Playing Golf for Charity
Cardiff Cup Attracts Record Entry
Mr H.T.King’s Brilliant Round of 63
A record entry of 222 competitors for an 18 hole medal tournament, for a 60 guinea gold challenge cup, presented by Mr J.H.McKiever was played on the Cardiff course, Penylan, on Saturday, resulted in the raising of a donation of £70-13-1d towards Cardiff Royal Infirmary. A cheque for this amount was handed to Sir William Diamond, KBE, (Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Infirmary), who was accompanied by Lady Diamond, by Mr E.C.Morgan Willmott, the Club Captain, and in turn presented Mr H.T.King, who won the tournament with an extraordinary card of 77-14-63, with Mr McKiever’s cup.
Event a Success
In the comparatively short history of the Cardiff club, many an ambitious scheme has been undertaken, but Saturday’s event broke all records. Its’ complete success was largely due to the efforts of Mr A.E.Taylor, the energetic secretary,but he was fortunate in receiving the wholehearted co-operation of all the members from the Captain down, while the entry from neighbouring clubs was fully representative.
When Mr H.W.Browne brought in a card of 79-12-67, it was thought that he had done well enough to become the first holder of the trophy, but he was closely followed in by Mr H.T.King, a 14 handicap player, who had played a phenomenal round of golf. His start was by no means suggestive of a winning card, for both the first two holes both cost him 6, but from thereon he gave nothing away and “tizzies” at the third, fifth and sixth enabled him to turn in 41. On the homeward half he played even better golf, his hole to hole figures being 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 =36
Mr F.S.Wilcox and Mr E.R.Tipple shared the best gross score of 75, both taking 39 out and 36 home.