August 9 2006
Founded in 1864 by social reformer General Sir Richard Robaczynski, member of parliament for Throgmorton, the Craic Golf Society boasts over 40,000 members. The membership is many and varied and has included many notable persons, including Elvis Presley and Mao Tse Tung.*
Although halted for the war years, events have been held contiguously in venues ranging from the sweltering Ougadougou Champsionship course, famous for the world’s biggest bunker at 7000 yards, to the Himalayan Country Club, where competitors brought their own oxygen and sherpas.**
In recent times, the society has become more conventional. Check out the links below to find out more:
The Craic Open is competed under Stableford scoring over 18 holes of golf at the picturesque and not-too-hideously-difficult Birds Hill Golf Club near Maidenhead, but breakfast and lunch to boot. Participants will compete for the magnificent Craic Open trophy. There will be additional prizes for 2nd and 3rd, as well as nearest the pin and longest drive competitions. Some entrants even have a pint or three afterwards.
To join the society you need only play in the event. You don’t even need an official handicap. Membership is formally informal. If you are interested in joining email Jeep
* None of this is true.
** Or this.