The Wags Centenary Claret Jug

In July 2009 the Club celebrated its Centenary. It was also the 40th Anniversary of the Wags, and in support we instituted an annual charity event to raise funds for the Club Vice-Captain’s nominated charity, and the trophy played for is the Sandy Lodge Claret Jug which the Club produced to commemorate the Centenary.

The inaugural competition was held on 25 August 2010, as an 11-hole Stableford followed by lunch at the halfway house, in those days run by Nilly, and Ray Varty the Club Vice-Captain honoured us with his presence for the day.

Winner: Denis Palmer – 29 points (on 3-hole countback)

2nd Place: Colin Gross – 29 points

3rd Place: Steve Smithson – 27 points

Congratulations to Denis Palmer, Colin Gross and Steve Smithson, and a big Thank You to everyone who made this day such a success. We raised £600 and our Captain presented a cheque to Ray Varty, Club Vice-Captain, who honoured us with his presence for the day.





John Coombes, Wags Captain, presents the cheque for £600 to the Club Vice-Captain, Ray Varty.








Denis Palmer, the proud winner
of the Claret Jug.










Colin Gross receives the second prize, a Centenary Tankard, having been pipped at the post on count back.





And a jolly good day enjoyed by all!

The Centenary Statue


Designed by Tom Shaer, then a Barnet Art College student, is also engraved with the script “The only way that we can repay our debts to the past is to put the future in debt to us”, a quote by John Buchan.

John Jacobs, a former Sandy Lodge Golf Club Professional, joined by friend and former Club member Val Doonican, unveiled the statue.