"Invention and application are the two essentials to succeed in golf, but to be great requires a gift" anon 1907
Upping the Game
The Harley Golf Company enjoyed considerable success after switching its entire production in the mid 1930’s from regular golf clubs to a single product; the world’s most popular golf ball. Uniquely designed, it outpaced all competition and with its 75th anniversary fast approaching, the company is raising its profile by sponsoring a prestigious tournament, celebrating with a commemorative edition. But there are other plans afoot. The managing director and principal shareholder have been scheming.
When Veronica Wilson discovers her grandfather to be the ball’s inventor, she seeks acknowledgement from Harley’s. Confronted by denial and intimidation, it becomes apparent a cover up is in full swing. Maurice Bainbridge is consulted, but this is no random selection. Henry Wilson had seemingly engaged Edward Bainbridge to progress his patent application back in the late 1920’s, one mysteriously curtailed it appears.
Unravelling past events, Maurice unearths the truth and on the eve of the tournament, in full public view, Harley’s discover Veronica Wilson is no easy push over.
© Stephen E Mitchell 2008