The BSB Golf Day was started in 1990 with the intention of being a social event for BSB members and their guests and it has proved to be very successful, with good attendances over the years. In the early years the Golf Day was held at the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club near Milton Keynes. This was followed by it being held at the Belfry, played over the famous Brabazon course. A ‘shotgun start’ format was introduced so that everyone starts and finishes at the same time and can attend a prize giving dinner following the golf. In 2011 we moved to the Arden Championship course at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. In 2017 the golf day was held at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire.
Until 2015 two trophies were competed for at the BSB Golf Day: the BSB Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Keith Shaw, for the best Stableford score by a BSB member; and the Visitor’s Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Ross Ferguson, for the best Stableford score by a visitor. Team, best scratch score and other prizes are also awarded. In 2015, the 25th anniversary of the start of the BSB Golf Day, a trophy for Senior players competing in the BSB golf day was kindly donated to the Society by Keith Houliston, the long time organiser of the event.
The 2018 BSB Golf Day We are returning to the Arden Championship course at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club for the 2018 Golf Day on the 5th June, details as follows. Teams of 4, with the cost for the day £130 per person, which will include coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, a token for the driving range, 18 holes of golf over the Arden championship golf course, with the familiar shotgun start at 13.00. Afterwards you will enjoy a superb three course dinner and an after dinner comedian, followed by the prize giving ceremony. The competition will be Stableford, with team and individual prizes. BSB members will compete for the BSB Trophy and non-members will compete for the Visitors Rosebowl. We hope that the evening will also attract Non golfers for this special prize giving dinner, at a cost of £42 per person, with details of the after dinner comedian to be confirmed. Click on booking form to download the 2018 Golf Day information and booking form leaflet. Payment can be made by cheque; direct bank transfer using Barclays Bank plc, Sort code: 20 34 60, A/C 90265144; or by using the PayPal facility below for the golf day and for the prize giving dinner on its own if required.
Accommodation rates at the Forest of Arden Hotel for the night of Tuesday 5th June have been agreed at £119 single occupancy £129 twin occupancy per room, which includes full English breakfast. Hotel rooms can be booked via the Forest of Arden Hotel website by clicking the following link Book your group rate for British Society of Baking Golf Day. The price is shown as the double room rate of £129 but if you leave the number in the room as 1, the price is shown as £119 when you click ‘check availability’. Please note that the dates on the Forest of Arden Hotel website are shown in the month/day/year format. You can also book your accommodation directly with the hotel on 01676 522335, quoting British Society of Baking.
The 2017 BSB Golf Day, Tuesday 23rd May, Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford, WA16 6LJ
The 2017 Golf Day was played at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford, Cheshire, see pictures below. The venue, course and facilities lived up to expectations and the weather was excellent. The Mere Suite was put at our disposal during the day for bacon rolls and coffee in the morning and a superb three-course prize giving dinner in the evening, with comedian Gary Marshall as our after dinner entertainment. BSB Chairman Paul Turner presented the prizes and warm thanks were expressed to Keith Houliston for once again organising an excellent Golf Day and for all the work he does in organising the teams, checking the scores and assessing who has won the various team and individual prizes. Click on List of Past Winners below for details of the 2017 Golf Day winners.