A question frequently asked is "What are the Society’s origins and how was the name Priory conceived?”
Research tells us that a Golf Club was founded in Acton in 1896.
Some 23 years later the land occupied by the Club was sold off for housing development to benefit “soldiers returning home from the trenches”.
Several members of the defunct Club then decided to form a Golf Society. Meetings were subsequently held at Berry Meade Priory which was situated in Acton town centre. Hence the name Priory was adopted.
Since then many memorable milestones have been commemorated the most recent being the 90th Anniversary Dinner held at the Naval Club in Mayfair in 2010. Plans for a Centenary celebration in 2020 are well under way.
Membership is now in excess of 100 and at a recent AGM it was agreed to set a cap of 120. The Society has no connection or affiliation with any others bearing the name Priory.
A comprehensive review of the history of the Society for Priory members is available by clicking here.
Rules of the Society1. Any person being introduced as a new member, must have a club or Society membership, and an official handicap. If neither is available, he/she may attend as a guest for three meetings after which a Priory Handicap will be allocated. No prize may be won during this period.
Maximum Society handicap is 28 for men and 36 for ladies.
2. Guests are most welcome at all meetings and must have the same requirement as in (1) above.
3. The annual subscription has been set at £30, due on the 10th January. Any said subscription not paid by 31st March will deem to lapse the membership. Subscriptions where possible should be paid by Bankers Order.
4. Handicap adjustment - Society Handicap System now applies.
5. Members are requested not to use mobile devices whilst in the clubhouse eating areas after play.
i) A player may shelter from inclement weather during any competition
ii) A tie shall be decided by the result of the first nine holes (1-9) and, if necessary, by the Officers present.