East Lancashire Masonic Golf Society
The East Lancashire Masonic Golf Society
The E. L. Masonic Golf Society arranges a number of competitions during the summer months of each year. These include an Invitation Day, a Knockout, a Turkey Shoot and the principal competition of the year, which is for the Derby Cup. This Trophy is presented to the winner by the PGM at the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge. The Derby Cup (named after Lord Derby, Provincial Grand Master 1899 - 1948) began in 1932 and has been played each year with a short break during WWII.
There are over 100 members of the Golf Society (membership is only a small fee each year) and we know of over 200 brethren who become involved in playing in Provincial or District Golf tournaments from time to time. Anyone is welcome to join although the rules for some of our competitions insist that one is a member of a Golf Club and has a recognised handicap.
The Society feels that there are many golfing masons in the Province who may not be fully aware of our activities so if you wish to find out more or want to join please feel free to contact the Interim Secretary:
Gerry Hodson- EMAIL HERE
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We believe our golf days offer a healthy way of enjoying fraternal friendship and, apart from the golf, give us the opportunity to raise a little money for Masonic charities. In addition, Invitation Day enables us to invite non-masons to one of functions, and possibly stimulate their interest in Freemasonry.
"If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball"