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The sixty-two Commonwealth golf clubs, which at present enjoy royal patronage, represent many of the oldest, most historic and best golf golf clubs around the world. They were formed largely in the days of the British Empire. I have included an extra three, The Curragh, Hong Kong and Singapore Island Clubs, which, for various reasons over the years, have given up their royal status.
Of course I could not possibly travel and play most of these great courses, so, for fun, I collected their logo balls, and then, later, their markers. I have logo balls for all the others, except royals Tarlair and Epping Forest, which do not have them. In the case of markers, I have all except Colombo and Nairobi. Any help to keep me up to date with any of this would be greatly appreciated.
Sincere thanks to my good fellow members of Harleyford Golf Club, Marlow, and other kind friends who have produced many of these Royal balls & markers, and hundreds of balls from all over the world. The Royal Clubs abroad and here, from whom I bought balls and especially markers, were most helpful. Also to Dick Austin of Royal Colwood (Canada) for great assistance obtaining markers. The 'Sunley Book of Royal Golf' by Sir Peter Allen is excellent.
Lastly many, many thanks to my old friend, Douglas Steven, who has produced and continues to maintain this site.