1928: Ingekomen post NPGA-brief BGA
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THE BELGIAN PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS' ALLIANCE
WHAT IS IT?
The Belgian Professional Golfers' Alliance is an Alliance instituted in this country on the lines of the County Alliances in England and Scotland, and also of the one in France.
H.R.H. Prince Léopold has graciously consented to be Honorary President of the Alliance, the Baron Henri Lambert has also consented to be President, and the Vice-Presidents are H. Debenham Esq., Royal Antwerp Golf Club, Monsieur E. Solvay, Royal Golf Club de Belgique, Monsieur R. W. Seeldrayers, Waterloo Golf Club, Monsieur G. Vander Stegen, Royal Golf Club des Buttes Blanches, and another gentleman to be nominated by the Royal Knocke Golf Club.
lts objects are to foster the game of golf in this country by holding tournaments in the winter season.
To bring the Professionals and Ássistants of each Club more together, and give them competition together at these winter tournaments. The Professional and the Assistant in this country do not get a great deal of competition golf.
Amateurs, both ladies and gentlemen who are members of Golf Clubs are eligible to become members on a yearly payrrtent of 100 frs, and can also enter for all the competitions, except the one reserved for professionals and assistants only.
In all competitions professionals play from + 2, Assistants from scratch, and Amateurs, ladies and gentlemen from their lowest club handicap. The limit of handicap in a competition is 18 for gentlemen, and 24 for ladies.
A competition, either Medal, Bogey or Foursome is being held this winter season on each of the courses in Belgium. At Ravesteyn on December 2nd, Waterloo January 13th, Antwerp February 10th, Buttes Blanches 3rd Mareh, Knocke 14th April. In each of these competitions members play without paying greenfees, the Clubs having very generously given this privilege to the Alliance.
In all competitions there are four or more prizes, two for gentlemen, two for ladies, and all partners are drawn for by ballot. Amateur members may be drawn to play with a Professional or Assistant. At the first meeting at Ravensteyn on December 2nd … prizes to the value of over 2000 frs. are being given.
All the Golf Clubs in Belgium have now received the list of competitions for the season 1925-1929 and the Secretaries or Professionals at these Clubs will be only too pleased to enroll members of their clubs as members of the Alliance.
Join now, and promote the interests of the game of golf in Belgium.
For the Belgian Professional Golfer's Alliance,
Lt. Colonel DAVlD B. CALDER
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