From the Norwood News – Friday 19 June 1936
New golfing society
The social and sporting activities of a number of resident-golfing enthusiasts has led to the formation of a new golfing community under the title of “The Barrel Golfing Society” which was inaugurated on Sunday last. The membership is limited to 33, and is restricted to regular playing members on Mitcham Common. Mr R.H. Lawson is president; Mr FJ Bentley vice president; Mr T W Farley honorary treasurer; Mr WC Batchelor, 2, Langdale Avenue, Mitcham, is the honorary secretary; and the committee are vs Messrs H.W. Rigby, W. Hurley, T. Edwards, A.W.J. King and E.A. Goble.
The governing rules of the new society are somewhat unique, and full particulars are available at the club headquarters, The Blue House, Mitcham Common.