A silver cup presented in 1978 by W.H. (Bill) Lee, N.W. (Norman) Gant and several others as a memorial to their Leslie and Godwin colleague and friend W.J. (Willie) Foster, who was a keen Lloyd’s G.C. member. The cup is awarded to the pair with the best Veterans score in the Friday morning Stableford at the Summer Meeting.
A bachelor and a great eccentric in his later years, Foster made a will which left his estate according to a ‘slip’ which he carried with him at all times.
The ‘slip’ was divided into 64ths (the same basis as the equity in a ship) and he would frequently alter the beneficiaries or the amount of an inheritance according to his latest whim. When he died he left in excess of £200,000 and a lot of people were pleasantly surprised – including those who gave the trophy.
|1978||J.T. Faber & J. Groom|
|1979||G.H.P. Pritchard & P.G.A. Newberry|
|1981||J.G. Hogg & M.R. Nutting|
|1982||G.H.P. Pritchard & P.G.A. Newberry|
|1983||F.L. Perkins & H.V. White-Smith|
|1984||H.R. Rokeby-Johnson & J. Groom|
|1985||M. Palmer & M.W. Nesbitt|
|1986||M. Palmer & M.W. Nesbitt|
|1987||M. Palmer & M.W. Nesbitt|
|1988||F.E. Hughes-Onslow & R.J. Coombes|
|1989||G.B. Mackay Forbes & A. F. Jackson|
|1990||W.N.M. Lawrence & H.R. Rokeby-Johnson|
|1991||J.J.P. Hine & R.J.G. Shaw|
|1992||B.L. Evens & J. Hewett-Hicks|
|1993||B.L. Evens & B.M. Roddick|
|1994||J.J.P. Hine & D.J. Marchant|
|2015||C.M. Davies & R.K. Ohlson|
|2016||J.C. Ticehurst & P.D.Whittaker|
|2017||W. Smith and W. Bushell|
|2018||P.Carroll & M.Faber|