How the Society started
The society started in 1992 under the name of The Shoulder of Mutton
Golf Society which was run by the landlord of the Shoulder of Mutton pub
in Barton under Needwood. When the landlord move onto pastures new in
1994, the organisation was taken over by a number of regular members who
decided to change the name and officially register the society with the
English Golf Union, the governing body for amateur golf in England.
Membership of the EGU gave the society the opportunity to play at
over 1,800 affiliated golf clubs. Members of the society also had the
opportunity to become associate members of the English Golf Union,
enabling them to obtain a handicap as tangible recognition of their
ability and to enable inter-play and competition.
The EGU no longer administer the associate golf society membership
The society has grown over the years and we're currently one ofthe
largest societies in The Midlands and expect to take between 30 and 45
players to each of our events.