Artisan Captain 2019-2020
The Alexander Jansons Myocarditis Fund has pledged a minimum of £80,000 per year to fund research into the causes, prevention and cures for Myocarditis and ultimately to produce a research paper to be published in medical journals. The knowledge gained from the research will add to the body of existing knowledge and increase the understanding of the Myocarditis disease and how it can be prevented and cured, therefore saving lives in the future.
Club Secretary - Steve Reed
Air Vice Marshall K. M.A.Wisdom,Esq
Following the suggestion put forward by Major Paulet, the captain of the parent Club, at a meeting of the committee on 22nd July 1922, an artisans section of fifteen men was established later that year".....to enable the artisan inhabitants of Beaconsfield to take up the game of golf.....". The rules of the new Artisan section, or "Society" as it became known, were based on those of the Artisan section that had been formed at Burnham Beeches ten years earlier and they initially limited the membership to twenty-five and fixed the annual subscription to one Guinea. However, it's popularity was such that the following year the parent club increased the maximum number to thirty-five and it went on doing so until, by 1936, the maximum number had been raised to fifty and it has remained at that ever since. Originally in addition to the subscribing members, the Club's green-keepers were automatically entitled to be members. Now all the members of the Club's staff can be members.
The rules permitted the Society to elect up to ten(now five) Honarary Members, and the Club's first two professionals, James Jones and Percy Alliss, were so elected, as in due course were Bob Kenyon and Jimmy Adams.
Following a change of practice later on, Alex Crombie and Mike Brothers were made vice-presidents of the Society and for many years all past captains of the parent Club have been made vice- presidents of the Society.
The newly formed Society duly became a member of the national Artisans Golfers Association which had been established the year before, largely through the efforts of Billy Gardner who was a founder member of the Flackwell Heath Artisans Golfers Society and who was later awarded theMBE in recognition of his services to artisan golf over many years