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COLLEGIATE OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION GOLF SOCIETY.
News from the 2018
Our Golf Society had its AGM recently at West Derby Golf Club. The attendance
was again a little disappointing but the regular stalwarts of our Society,
all turned up as expected, and we enjoyed a pleasant evening. The Officers
were duly re-elected, Mike Richard continuing as Hon. Treasurer and
Noel Monks as Hon, Sec. assisted by David Barrow. The Captain for the
coming season will be Bob Livesley. Bob has been part of our band of
stalwarts for many years, and has had the pleasure of captaining our
Society in the past. He has all of our best wishes for a happy and successful
year in office for 2018.
Discussion took place about the future of our Society. The possibility
of making it an open society was not well met by those present.
Preference was given to battling on, in the hope of persuading "old
members" to return to the fold, and trying,through Facebook,
to recruit some of the many golfers out there, who are COB's.
The fixtures for tho coming season are as follows :~
Sunday 13th May, 2.00pm tee followed by two course dinner.
Thursday 7th June. 4.00pm tee followed by sandwiches
Sunday 24th June, 2.00pm tee followed by two course dinner
Thursday 5th July, 4.00pm tee followed by sandwiches,
Thursday 26th July, 4.00 pm tee followed by sandwiched
Sunday 19th August, 2.00 pm tee followed by two course dinner
Sunday 9th September, 2.00pm tee followed by two course dinner.
The final fixture on Sept. 9th is our Invitation, at which
our members usually invite a guest. Guests are however welcome at all
our meetings, the more the merrier !
The costs will be £25 for the Sunday meetings and £15 for
the Thursday Twilight meetings, with nominal prizes at all events. All
meetings will take place at West Derby Golf Club.
The support of members old and new,is of paramount importance, to ensure
the continuation of this Golf Society, the last genuine link to our
SUMMARY OF THE 2017 SEASON
The number of attendees at our fixtures this season has been very
disappointing to say the least. Despite West Derby Golf Club giving
us special concessions, our numbers continue to fall. Some will say
that this is sure to happen, as we are a dying breed. My viewpoint is
that there must be hundreds of COB's out there, and a good percentage
must be golfers. There are also thirty plus names on our mail list,
but we are lucky if more that ten take the trouble to reply and maybe
even take part.
Having got that off my chest, I can now report that the meetings we
have had during the season, were indeed very pleasant. We enjoyed good
weather, a golf course in magnificent condition, and the meals, or sandwiches,
as the case may be, were very very good. It doesn't need to be said
but Collegiate lads and their guests are bound to be very good company,
and that was the case at all of our meetings.
The Golf Club has allowed us the privilege of Sunday afternoon golf
and has also allowed us to take advantage of Thursday evening Twilight
golf, designed primarily for club members to entertain their friends.
This has enabled us to offer golf, food and prizes at very reasonable
prices. Golf and a two course meal on Sundays for £25 and golf,
sandwiches and prizes for £15 on Thursday evenings. Unbeatable
We hope that the Club will be continuing with Thursday evening Twilight
golf next season.
Our thanks go to Ray Threadgold our 2017 Captain, to Noel
Monks for his efforts in organising the events and the prizes and
also to Dave Barrow for his assistance in all matters concerning
The following is a list of our meetings, with the winners and runners
All meetings are played off full handicap and off the yellow tees
of the day :~
|Sunday 21st May
|Sunday 4th June
|Thursday 6th July
|Thursdsay 27th July
|Thursday 17th August
|Sunday 27th August
||Invitation & Trophy
Sincere thanks to all who took part on the events.
Hope to see you all at the Annual Dinner an we hope
to see some new names at the meetings next season and new names amongst
Our Golf Society is very much at risk at present and
needs more support from our current members. There must also
be many ex Collegiate pupils in the Merseyside area who play golf
and are not members of our Association. We are trying to make
contact with old boys through Facebook. This has resulted in
a few more Association members but not golfers. There will be
discussion at our next AGM, as to whether we should make our Society
open to non OB's akin to the football and rugby sections.
would be very happy to hear from any of our readers who may have some
ideas or suggestions that might make our golf society a bit healthier.
To the TOP
Collegiate Old Boys Football Club was founded in 1909
to provide old boys of the Liverpool Collegiate School with a continuing
Membership of the club is now open to non-old boys of the school,
and new members are guaranteed a warm welcome.
We currently run three Saturday teams and one Sunday team.
We cater for all ages of male players from 16 years of age upwards.
All three Saturday teams now play in the Liverpool Old Boys League,
respectively in divisions two, three and four. Our Sunday team, the
Casuals, plays friendly matches against like-minded sides.
Our first team plays its home games at Holly Lodge, West Derby.
Our second and third teams play home games at the Bill Shankly Playing
Field in West Derby, Liverpool 12. The Casuals play their home games
at the Merseyside police Club in Riversdale Road, Aigburth. Social
arrangements are enjoyed at the Collegiate Bohemians Club on Queens
Drive, near to the Jolly Miller public house.
The management teams for season 2017/18 are as follows:
David Cadwallader (Manager) and Craig Milton (Assistant
Graham Kehoe (Manager) and Mark Bargery (Assistant
Tony McGlynn (Manager)
Brian Goldsmith (Manager)
SPORTSMANS DINNER - 2017
The Club's Annual Sportsman's Dinner took place on Friday, 24th March
at Old Swan Conservative Club, Derby Lane. An enthusiastic gathering
of current and former players, Club officers and committee members and
a range of friends enjoyed a splendid meal before being royally entertained
by two excellent guest speakers.
An indication of the importance of the event as an annual reunion was
the distance travelled by a number of those present. Peter Andrew
travelled from Somerset, Alan Allister and Bill Rigby
from Berkshire, Dave Hughes from Cheltenham and Keith Wilkes
Particular thanks are also due to former players, Jim Healey
and Peter Horn, who organised partiess of 17 and 11 respectively,
and Jim Morrison of East Villa FC, who mustered ten of his pals
to enjoy the occasion.
Ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City player, Steve
Daley, had the whole room in stitches as he regaled them with an
hilarious, self-deprecating summary of his playing career. Liverpool
comedian, Lennie Anderson, then completed the festivities with
an equally brilliant delivery to leave all comers with broad smiles
on their faces.
COBFC CENTENARY BROCHURE
The COBFC centenary brochure is available for a mere £5, including
postage. The publication comprises 54 glossy pages covering a
history of the football club, including lists of league and cup
triumphs, club officers and trophy winners over the years. It
also contains brief profiles of some long-serving officers and
Copies of the brochure can be purchased via the club shop facility
on the club’s website at www.collegiateoldboysfc.co.uk .
Alternatively, it may be ordered from Li Ross by email (to email@example.com)
or by post (to 2 Alistair Drive, Bromborough, Wirral CH63 0LH).
Cheques should be made payable to Collegiate Old Boys FC.
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