Plumbers’ Golf Society Day – 29 July 2021

Company News

The Plumbers’ Golf Society (PGS) and their guests enjoyed a fabulous golf day in glorious weather at New Zealand Golf Course, Surrey.

The annual PGS Golf Day could not be held in 2020 because of the pandemic, but we were delighted to be able to return in July 2021 to the outstanding New Zealand course in Surrey to decide our champion for the next year.

New Zealand Golf Course


Forty four golfers participated including private guests of PGS members and golfers from the Tallow Chandlers’, Horners’ and Fuellers’ golf societies. We were also delighted that the Master, Dr Peter Rumley, was able to join us to present the prizes, together with our Clerk, Adrian Mumford.

Luke Peters and Ben Davis enjoying their round


An early start, fortified by bacon rolls and coffee, and beautiful playing conditions ensured everyone completed their rounds in plenty of time for a drink on the terrace before lunch.

The Master and Clerk with Ian and Jane Palmer on the terrace


After a splendid lunch the PGS Chairman, Renter Warden Paul Nash announced the winners. The PGS members compete for the Plumbers’ Ladle Trophy, which was last won in 2019 by the PGS treasurer, Tony Peters. The Master was delighted to present it this year to his son, Luke, who completed his round 6 under par to his handicap.

Luke Peters receiving the Plumbers’ Ladle Trophy from the Master


The winner of the Guests’ Cup, with an equally fine round of 6 under par, was Richard O’Brien from the Fuellers’ company.

Richard O’Brien receiving the Guests’ Cup from the Master


Their were also minor prizes for nearest the pin on two par three holes and for the longest drive on the eighteenth.  Those feeling particularly fit were then able to enjoy a further 18 holes in the afternoon……and an afternoon tea!

New Zealand is one of the finest courses in the south east and it was presented in a wonderful condition for us to play.  We were also looked after warmly by the clubhouse staff throughout the day and the event could not have run so successfully without all the hard work and preparation before hand and on the day by PGS secretary David Hannam and treasurer Tony Peters.

Our next outing is to Walton Heath in August to compete in the Inter-Livery Prince Arthur Cup, followed in September by a PGS social golf day at Wildernesse and the Lord Mayor’s Charity Day at Moor Park.  Well all our days are very social – if you would like to join us, contact the secretary David Hannam at

And if you would like to play at New Zealand next year, a provisional date of 28 July 2022 has been set. Put the date in your diary!