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Ripley Golf Club, Derbyshire.

Founded in 1912.

Below is the first mention of the club.

 

Ripley Golf Club, Derbyshire. Advert mentions the New Ripley Golf Club.

From the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press – Friday 10th May 1912. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

On the 14th January 1914 a dance and whist drive promoted by the Ripley Golf Club was held in the Town Hall .

 

Ripley Golf Club, Derbyshire. The second annual meeting in August 1914.

From the Derbyshire Advertiser & Journal Friday 7th August 1914.

 

In April 1919 a meeting was called to decide whether the club should carry on, it was unanimously decided to continue. The following officers were elected; President, A Wassell; captain, J Williams; vice-captain, G T Cotterill; treasurer, C S Elliott; joint secretaries, F J H Jephson and T E Wassell.

A general meeting was held at the Crown Hotel on Wednesday 3rd September 1919 to consider the reopening and reorganising of the golf club. The opening date was fixed for Saturday at 2.30pm.

 

Ripley Golf Club, Derbyshire. The re-opening of Ripley Golf Club September 1919.

From the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press – Friday 5th September 1919. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

On Saturday 8th May 1922 a team from Nottingham University College visited the Ripley Golf Club, result below.

Ripley Golf Club   Nottingham University  
W Funnell 0 J G Hall (2&1) 1
R Cartwright 0 C Osborne (4&2) 1
B Hatchett 0 W H Radford (2&1) 1
H Rowe 0 F Heald (3&1) 1
W Fletcher (8&7) 1 H Mountford 0
B Gillett (8&7) 1 E Trotman 0
  2   4

It was reported in March 1923 that at an adjourned meeting of the club chaired by Councillor F J H Jephson the present club should be wound up as a duty to the guarantors. A further meeting was to be held at Codnor with the idea of forming a club which would embrace the districts of Heanor, Langley Mill, Codnor Park and Ripley.

Nothing further was reported and the Ripley club continued.

In February 1928 the club held a successful dance. Lady members of the club made themselves responsible for the proceedings.

In March 1932 the death was announced of Alfred Jones. Mr Jones had been grounds-man of the OLD Ripley Golf Club at Street Lane.  

One of the pioneers of the old Ripley Golf Club, Mr John Williams, died in April 1954.  

 

Ripley Golf Club, Derbyshire. Location of the golf course.

Location of the Ripley course on Street Lane in the 1920s. Grid reference SK38745, 49370, co-ordinates 438745, 349370.