By Connie Osborne Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 08:49
A RENOWNED golf commentator will honour Redditch Golf Club’s Centenary celebrations.
Peter Alliss, who is the voice of BBC golf, will mark the club’s 100 year birthday by unveiling a centenary clock in front of 300 members and guests, along with centenary captain Tom Sheldon.
The 82-year-old, who has also designed a number of golf courses over the years, will then make a speech during the event on Saturday, September 28.
A special two day pairs betterball tournament will run on Friday and Saturday (September 27 and 28) to celebrate the milestone, while the festivities will continue on the Sunday when a trick golf shot show will be followed by a pig roast and presentation for the competition.
The Callow Hill golf club was founded in 1913 and was opened with an 18 hole exhibition match between J.H. Taylor, the Open Champion of that year, and George Duncan, the winner of the Belgian Championship.
Centenary captain Tom Sheldon said: “Since 1972 Redditch Golf Club has developed at Callow Hill into one of the Midlands’ best courses with a modern clubhouse hosting members on a daily basis and regular corporate events for Birmingham and Worcestershire companies.
He added: “2013 is not only our Centenary Year, it is also the year in which local people can come and find out just what a sporting gem they have on their doorstep – a great golf course and a welcome in the clubhouse for one and all.”
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