Q. What does the British Society of Baking’s annual golf day on Thursday, May 18, 2006 have in common with the British Masters Golf Championship?

A.The number 50. The BSB is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has booked the world-famous Ryder Cup Brabazon course at the Belfry to celebrate the event, while The Masters Golf Tour is for professional golfers who have reached the age of 50.

The only problem is that the Masters Golf Tour was booked on to the same course at the same time as the BSB! However, it is an ill wind that blows no man to good. The Belfry persuaded the BSB to move and – as a result – golf organiser Keith Houliston of British Bakels has managed to negotiate a great price to host the one-day event.

“I can’t understand why the Belfry would prefer the likes of Tom Watson and Sam Torrance when they could have the cream of the baking industry instead,” quips Mr Houliston. “But we decided to play fair and switch our date.” As a result, he has arranged a day’s golf on the Brabazon, a three-course dinner with a guest speaker at a reduced price. is only £99 inclusive, compared to the normal price of £195 for just the golf.

“I am confident the day will be a sell-out,” he adds. “It’s a great way for the BSB to commemorate its Golden Jubilee.”

Tickets are available to members and non-members from Mr Houliston on 01869 247098

or email: khouliston@bakels.com