Finally, forty uninterrupted years at the top will earn the club a platinum orb.
So far, only Real Madrid have achieved that honour.
A few memories include: My staff assignment at the 2002 Curtis Cup Match played at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was to transport the “cup” and to keep it safe.
The cup is a silver bowl of Paul Revere design with the inscription “To stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands.” I was also assigned to drive Judy Bell around the course while the Match was underway.
Now that the club world rankings have reached a point where one can safely say it's highly unlikely any new data that affects the very top of the rankings will surface, a physical trophy can be constructed and engraved.I didn’t work across the desk from Judy Bell, but I helped facilitate and carry out the programs and initiatives that she introduced.In committee meetings and in individual visits with Judy I observed her passion for the game first-hand.The French may have Jules Rimet (World Cup) , Henri Delaunay (European Championships), Gabriel Hanot (European Cup) and Pierre de Coubertin (Olympics) as driving forces behind all those sporting competitions we love so dear, but naming a trophy dating back to the origins of football could only be done after the founding father of football as we know it: Ebenezer Cobb Morley ( - ).Morley was responsible for drawing up the first version of the Laws of the Game, which were approved by the English FA on December 8, 1863, and was the FA's first secretary and its second president.
At the end of the staff is a golden football with a number of black panels where every club that held Morley's Sceptre sees their crest placed.