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Micklem, Gerald Hugh (1911–1988), golf administrator, was born at Coldblow, Burgh Heath, Banstead, Surrey, on 14 August 1911, the son of Hugh Micklem, a stock jobber, and his wife, Isabella Mary Sechiari. After schooling at Winchester College, he entered Trinity College, Oxford, in 1930, where he graduated with a fourth in philosophy, politics, and economics in 1933. He then, like his father before him, had a successful career in the city as a stockbroker. Along with his inherited wealth this allowed him to retire early to live in a luxurious house near ...

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Roe, Robert Charles Thornber (1885–1976), naval officer and golf administrator, was born at Poplars Cottage, Hersham, Walton, Surrey, on 1 February 1885, the son of Robert James Thornber Roe, a civil service clerk, and his wife, Helen Eglinton Murray. He joined the Royal Navy...

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Ryder, Samuel (1858–1936), seed merchant and golf sponsor, was born on 24 March 1858 at Walton-le-Dale near Preston in Lancashire, the first son of Samuel Ryder (1823/4–1904), a gardener, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Martin (1822/3–1904), a dressmaker. He had three elder and two younger sisters and two younger brothers. He attended ...

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Samuel Ryder (1858–1936) by unknown photographer, 1930 © PA Photos