Captain Angus V. Hambro (1883-1957) DL, JP MP: four golfing medals
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Captain Angus V. Hambro (1883-1957) DL, JP MP: four golfing medals
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Captain Angus V. Hambro (1883-1957) DL, JP MP: four golfing medals
To include a boxed semi-finalist bronze medal for the 1912 Amateur Championship; a boxed silver medal, Biarritz Golf Club April 1899, engraved verso, ‘Juniors Under 16 A. Hambro Presented by Colonel Vetch’; a silver winner’s medal for the 1906 Amateur Championship of the Pyrenees, played at the Cer Golf club together with a Dorset County Golf Union silver medal, boxed.

Footnotes

  • Angus V. Hambro entered Parliament in 1910 aged 26 representing South Dorset. He was to become the Parliamentary Secretary to the Under-Secretary for Air. He represented North Dorset for another spell between 1937 until 1945.


    He was a very capable golfer. In 1912 he reached the semi finals of the Amateur Championship . He represented England in 1905-1908, 1909, 1910 and 1922. In R. & A. competitions, he won the Calcutta Cup in 1919 and the George Glennie Medal in 1922. Additionally, he won the Parliamentary Handicap in 1912 and the first South-Western Counties Amateur Championship in 1924.


    He also became a golfing administrator. In 1921 Hambro was to have been the first British Walker Cup Captain but was unfortunately unable to make the journey. Between 1921 and 1947 he was Chairman of the Rules Committee. He was also a member of the Championship committee and was the R. & A. Captain between 1928 and 1929.


    Hambro's final appointment was as President of the English Golf Union in 1946. He died on 19 November 1957.


    Bonhams acknowledges Peter Fry's article published in TTG June 2006.
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