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Bassingbourn Golf Club, Royston, Cambs. 

The following message appeared on the club website – “The Golf Club closed on the 31st March 2013 after notice to quit by the MoD” 

The nine-hole private members club and course was situated alongside the historic WW2 Bassingbourn Airfield runway that was home to the Memphis Belle Flying Fortress aircraft during the Second World War.

The airfield was originally used by the RAF. It was transferred to the US Air Force during WW2. The airfield was returned to RAF control following WW2 and is now home to the Army Training Regiment. 

Club officials 2013; Tony Fryer, chairman; Peter Blayney, captain; Cyril Harris, vice-captain & seniors captain; Karen Fidell, ladies’ captain; Peter Saunders, handicap secretary; Richard Jones, competition secretary; Des Downey, public relations; Tony Davies, financial reporting; Mike Bygate, club secretary. The retiring ladies’ captain, Pat Saunders, had held the post for 25 years. 

The nine-hole course had a Par and SSS of 64.

Hole White (yds) Yellow Par SI Red Par SI
1/10 297/292 294/289 4 14 291 4 9
2/11 181/184 178/181 3 7 176 3 7
3/12 234/362 223/358 4 18 217 4 18
4/13 139/146 124/136 3 15 117 3 15
5/14 300/350 287/344 4 12 231 4 12
6/15 214/137 208/133 3 1 208 3 2
7/16 294/380 290/378 4 10 287 4 8
8/17 203/191 199/186 3 4 203 4 14
9/18 380/357 376/355 4 9 363 4 3
  2242/2399 2179/2360 32   2093 33  

If anyone has any further information on the history of the club, particularly the foundation date, please “Contact Us” via the website.

 


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