SOME NOTABLE ‘NAMES’
Sheringham Golf Club, over its 120-year history, has had many well-known members and visitors. On 15th September 1908, J.H.E Taylor, A.Massy, J.Braid and H.Vardon played a competition here. Bernard Matthews’ Pro-Ams in the late 70s/early 80s saw Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Brian Huggett and Sandy Lyle on the course, as well as Australian international cricket captain and celebrated broadcaster, Richie Benaud. Many other top professionals have played the course. The English Ladies’ Championship final in 1920 was between Joyce Wethered and Cecil Leitch. Other championships here have seen many other ladies who rose to fame in the golfing world.
Celebrities from many walks-of-life have also come to relax and enjoy a game of golf on the cliff top course, which is numbered as one of the top 100 best courses in England. Many come and go incognito, but Bobby Robson, Steve Davis, Jasper Carrot, Hugh Grant, and Nigel Havers have been spotted, to name but a few. In 1906 Captain R.F.Scott, R.N. (Scott of the Antarctic) was elected a member.
We have omitted many others from far and wide who have graced Sheringham and visitors and members. However, they have all enjoyed it and many have returned frequently.