CLUB LOYALTY - REG HALLAM 79 YEARS A MEMBER OF DERBY GOLF CLUB
Seventy Nine years a member of one club and still going strong at 99 years old. Reg Hallam probably is and likely to be one of the oldest and longest serving member of a golf club in Great Britain and possibly the world.
In 1935 Reg Hallam joined Derby Golf Club as a new member for the sum of one shilling. He played golf regularly well into his eighties and is now an honorary club member.
Reg was born in May 1915 and went to school at St James Church School in Derby, lost his father at an early age, his mother knew one of the managers of Rolls Royce in Derby - so in 1929 at 14 years old he was taken on by Rolls Royce as a clerical apprentice, working 4 days and attending college the other day.
After finishing his apprenticeship he then worked in the experimental department at Rolls Royce until his retirement in 1980.
Up until he was 96 years old, Reg lived independently in his own home and would walk the mile and a half from his home to the club for his dinner, but now lives as a resident of Coleridge House Residential Care Home in Sunnyhill, Derby.
The picture to the right shows Reg presenting his own named Trophy to David Twells the Captain of Derby Golf Club – the cup will be used for the ‘Mayor of Derby’ Annual Charity Golf Competition, which will be played for annually in April each year.