Trophy lodged in club history
BOB Lindenberg has rarely missed a Saturday or Sunday of golf in the past 45 years.
He has won his share of events, including the Cunningham Trophy which will be played again tomorrow.
The trophy was originally donated by Jack Cunningham and Eddie Strudwick in 1927.
Both were keen golfers and Eddie was greenkeeper/caretaker at the time. Jack donated the annual trophy.
In 1938, JD Rowland donated the Cunningham Trophy honour board. From the 1960s, Keith Cunningham, a son of Jack, donated the annual trophy until his death.
At that time, the club captain organised for golfing members of the Cunningham Masonic Lodge to present the annual trophy which was continued until around 2000 when the club lost golfing members of the Cunningham Lodge.
As a member of the Cunningham Lodge, Lindenberg has donated and presented the trophy for the past 10 or 11 years.
Despite missing his first extended period of golf in 45 years as a member, Lindenberg will be at the club tomorrow for the playing of the Cunningham Trophy.
“Joan (wife) and I play in all the charity events and have rarely missed a day of golf on a weekend since we joined,” he said.
A B-grade champion and winner of the Cunningham Trophy in the early 1970s, Lindenberg reduced his handicap to 12 at one time. He has played in two Warwick championship-winning pennants teams.
It is obvious, when talking to Lindenberg, there is more to sport than winning.
“I have had some very good times at the golf club, made many friendships,” he said.
“I enjoy the sport.”
Two back operations have halted his golf for now but he still drives his white ute to the club most Saturdays for a chat and vows he will be back playing later this year.
Book for the Cunningham Trophy single stroke event tomorrow at the Warwick Golf Shop on 4661 3664.