Stanley Franklin

Franklin - Cartoonist with the Daily Mirror, The Sun and the BBC

Stanley Franklin the celebrated political cartoonist, was a member at Pinner for a few years in the early 1970's. Here is a topical cartoon he presented to the Club.

Featuring the young Prince Charles with the Duke of Edinburgh leading a parade of famous cricketers and Dennis Healey (Lab Defence Secretary)

We think this cartoon refers to a Benefit Day held at Pinner Hill for the Middlesex cricketers Len Muncer and Harry Sharpe back in 1971. This ties in nicely with Ted Heath's "at a stroke" quote in 1970 ( "This would, at a stroke, reduce the rise in prices, increase production and reduce unemployment" - on Tory proposals to reduce taxation): The Harold Wilson / David Dimbleby BBC interview of 1971 (Yesterdays Men ) appears to be the reference to the books in the wheel-barrow (story as sold to the Sunday Times in 1971)

We also see the politically incorrect Alf Garnet together with Enoch Powell ( "Rivers of Blood" ) and caddy! (but note they are heading for a ravine!)

Walter Hagen

Professional Golfer Walter Hagen - his license to Golf

Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of eleven professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). He won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (1921, '24–'27), and the Western Open five times when it had near major championship status. Hagen totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain.

Gary Clark

Professional & PGA Golfer on the European Tour

Gary starting playing golf at Pinner Hill at the age of 12 after being encouraged by his parents and credits his father, Ray, as being his main influence throughout his golfing career, particularly for his support in putting him through college when he took up a golf scholarship at the University of Arkansas. While there, he played against Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Justin Leonard and Jim Furyk. Spent a year as an amateur after returning from America, and was capped by England in the 1995 Home Internationals.

His first experience of European Tour golf came in 1995, when he played in The Open Championship at St Andrews, winning the bronze medal at the Home of Golf after making the cut. Coached by Lawrence Farmer at Moor Park. Earned his card for the 2006 season after capturing the 24th card at the Qualifying School – Final Stage but after finishing 170th on the Order of Merit, spent a further two seasons on the Challenge Tour before regaining his card in 11th place at the 2008 Qualifying School.

The Clark Bib

Tee it High. Let t Fly.

Pinner Hill is proud to be Gary's home club. The Clark Bib (as worn by his caddy at The Open) is displayed in the club house. The club's summer competitions include a medal round in Gary's name to commemorate his qualification for the final day in 1995 Open at St Andrews

Matthew Richardson

Believe and Achieve!

Matthew Richardson, born in Worcestershire, spent his early teens, in the 1990's "in house" at Pinner Hill where his grandfather, Albert, was the Club's steward., His glittering amateur career started here and his many Middlesex and National accomplishments are recorded in the club-house. He was a most successful amateur golfer, with the pinnacle of his amateur career being an appearance in the 2005 Walker Cup.

Matthew turned professional in 2006. He played on the European Tour in 2007 and joined the Nationwide Tour in 2009. He finished third at the 2009 Mexico Open, where he shot a final round 67 to jump up the tournament leaderboard. Matthew also qualified for the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach – where he made the cut.

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