The Royal Charter

At a meeting held on the 18th December, 1911 it was resolved that the Maidan Course and premises be closed for play until further orders in preparation for the visit of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary.

At the same meeting a letter was read out from Major Wigram and another from the Private Secretary to the Viceroy advising that the Club’s application for the use of the title ‘Royal’ should be forwarded to the local Government for submission to the Secretary of State. The letter should be accompanied by a short history of the Club and certain other information regarding its present strength, and so on. But it was not until the 5th of November 1912 R. Duncan, the Captain of the Club, read out a letter to his Committee from the Hon’ble C. J. Stevenson-Moore, C.V.O, I.C.S., Chief Secretary to the Government of Bengal, that he could inform the Club that His Imperial Majesty the King Emperor had been graciously-pleased to grant the title of 'Royal' to the Calcutta Golf Club in commemoration of their Majesties visit to Calcutta in the early part of the year. A letter conveying the Committee’s deep appreciation of the privilege was thereupon addressed to Stevenson-Moore with the request that a copy be forwarded to His Majesty.