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Derbyshire Golf Club.

The Derbyshire club was established in October 1892. A 9-hole (originally planned to be 18) course was laid out on the Osmaston Hall Estate, with the Hall itself providing clubhouse facilities. Membership ranged from 120 at the outset, to 200 by 1898.

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. Club button.

Derbyshire Golf Club button.

 

Following is a report from the Derby Daily Telegraph dated Thursday 13th October 1892; “A meeting of gentlemen of the town, interested in golf, was held at the Derwent Hotel last Wednesday evening to consider the advisability of forming a Golf Club. Mr A Wilson occupied the chair. After some discussion it was resolved that the formation of such a club was in every way desirable, and it was accordingly agreed that one be constituted with the title of the Derbyshire Golf Club. As a provisional committee the following gentlemen were appointed, with power to add to their numbers; F K Booty, John Brunton, W Campion, F Coulthurst, Dr Laurie, P S McCallum, H Marsh, W T Morley, Dr Vaudrey, A Wilson, and (subject to their consent) J Eastwood, T C Eastwood and Dr Macphail. Mr A Wilson was unanimously appointed chairman of the committee. Mr William Campion, treasurer and Walter Bancroft, 14 Reginald Street, secretary. The headquarters of the club will be the Derwent Hotel, and William Chatterton is the appointed agent for the sale of requisites. A sub-committee , comprising seven members of the club, was formed for the purpose of inspecting and reporting upon the sites suggested as being suitable for the course, and their report will be considered at the next meeting. Ladies will be enabled to enjoy the privileges of the club. The question of the admission of youths was postponed.”

A meeting was held the following week and it was decided that the Osmaston Hall Estate would be the location of the first course, it was be laid out forthwith. A sub-committee was appointed to engage a professional “to advise as to the best places for the teeing grounds, greens etc” A room had been secured at the Hall for the use of club members. It was decided to approach the Hon. W M Jervis and offer him the post of president. At this stage there was a list of fifty! vice-presidents.

It was announced in November 1892 that George Davidson, the County cricket professional, had been appointed groundsman at the Derbyshire Golf Club. It was also stated that the club has “caught on” beyond all expectation. 

A distinguished crowd was in attendance for the formal opening of the course which took place on Saturday 6th May 1893 with a match against the Notts Golf Club.

In his short opening speech the president, The Hon. W M Jervis, made reference to the growing popularity of the game and the initial success of the club, which now had about 170 members. He welcomed the Notts Club who had kindly accepted the invitation to play the opening match. He went on to say that Derby could hardly expect victory but hoped they could play a good game. No doubt, with patience, experience and matches against other clubs they would eventually improve their play. Mr Jervis then teed the ball up, drove it off, and declared the course open.

The Notts team had an easy victory, result below.

Derby   Notts  
Rev T E M Hutchinson 0 J C Warren 2
J Brunton 0 R D Oswald 7
Dr Vaudrey 0 C J Didham 3
Dr Macphail 0 Mr McMeeking 8
G Ross 0 J Hall 4
T Jeffrey 0 J Johnstone 0
  0   24

After the match the players, members and guests gathered in the splendid clubhouse for the inaugural dinner.   

Result of the Strutt Trophy played on Saturday 8th September 1894; A L Upstone, (also won in July) 107-15-92; L A Guilmant, 108-15-93; T Newton, 110-15-95; C R B Eddowes, 114-18-96, J Wells, 113-16-97; F H Foulds, 107-6-101; H J Swaffield, 135-18-117. No returns from Major Robinson and S C Leech.

Below, result of a match played against Notts Golf Club at Derby on Saturday 26th October 1895.

Derbyshire   Notts  
L A Guilmant 0 J Hall 3
J Sayers 0 R R Macgregor 0
J N Nutt 0 I C Warren 2
J Wells 0 E Skepper 2
Dr Macphail 0 J Bowes 1
S Wilson 0 J McMeeking 7
B D Aspdin 0 H Secretary 11
Dr Bryson 3 J Johnstone 0
  3   26

From the Nottingham Evening Post November 1895 “When playing on the links of the Derbyshire Golf Club on Saturday 23rd November, Mr George Coulson holed the fourth hole in one. Mr Coulson, allowing for the high wind, drove somewhat to the right, and the ball, dropping on the green, rolled into the hole. This hole, although only about 130 yards in length, is one where many an otherwise good round has been spoilt. The direct line from the tee to the green is between a tree and a small pond on the one side, and a tall edge on the other, the space between being filled up with wire-covered hurdles. With a good tee shot the hole is often done in three, and occasionally in two, but a drive either pulled, sliced, or topped, is severely punished”  

In 1898/9 the club moved to a new location at Littleover between the Burton and Uttoxeter roads, there was a new clubhouse, which was just a few minutes’ walk from the Rowditch Inn and the bus terminus. A 9-hole course, holes varied in length from 93 to 370 yards with hedges being the major hazards. Owler Lane ran through the course, with the new clubhouse just to the south of the lane. At the south end of Middleton Avenue, two cottages bear the name “Golf Links Cottages”, which presumably indicates the extent of the course.  

In May 1898, it was reported that William P Lewis, the professional to the Derbyshire club (1893-1898), playing over the “new course” set a record score for the nine-holes, as follows; Beacon Hole, 4; Windy Know Hole, 3; Farm Hole, 3; Reservoir Hole, 3; Purgatory Hole, 4; Short Hole, 6; Magazine Hole, 4; Punch Bowl Hole, 3; Home Hole, 4 total 34. He had problems with the short hole, being off line with his tee shot. W H Hutchings took over as professional/greenkeeper later in 1898, he continued at the club until 1930. 

The course underwent various changes in 1901 with the holes increasing to between 147 and 381 yards. Hazards at this time included ditches, hedges, ponds and of course Owler Lane which was crossed twice. By 1906 the course had been extended to 18-holes, the longest being 470 yards. Because of the need for more extensive accommodation, plus the lack of the security of the tenure, it was decided in 1909 that the club would move to a new site at Humbleton Farm, Mackworth, from the 25th March 1910. However, there is evidence that play carried on at the Littleover course through to the 1920s.

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. W H Hutchings putter.

The above Hand Forged putter is marked “Hutchings Derby” W H Hutchings was the professional at Derby from 1898 to 1930. Image courtesy of Christian De Camps .

 

Result of the Strutt Trophy played in August 1894; T C Jeffrey, 86 – 4 – 82; Rev T Hutchinson, 93 – 4 – 89; L A Guilmant; 103 – 15 – 93; J Wells, 116 – 20 – 96; J Sayers, 113 – 15 – 98.

The Midland Counties’ Professional Championship took place over the Derbyshire course at Littleover in April 1900, the winner was T Williamson, Nottingham.

At the AGM held in March 1901 the Hon W M Jervis was re-elected as President, the following vice presidents were also re-elected, B D Aspdin, L A Guilmant, J N Nutt and A L Upstone. The retiring treasurer, Mr E Colebourne and secretary, John White, were heartily thanked for their services and re-elected. A letter was received from Mr Arthur Wilson resigning the position of chairman of the committee, a position he had held for several years, the resignation was accepted with regret and thanks were given to Mr Wilson for his services. Mr W T Morley was elected as chairman and Mr G Dusautoy vice-chairman, with Mr J N Nutt as the successor to Mr Dusautoy in the captaincy.  Membership totalled 168, this included 24 ladies.

Result of a club prize second division competition played in April 1903; C G Oliver, 107 - 18 - 89; Rev R C Bindley, 113 - 18 - 95; S L Archbutt, 112 - 13 - 93; G H Fryer, 115 - 15 - 100; C A Severn, 116 - 10 - 106; A Barrow, 138 - 20 - 118. There were twelve no returns.

Below is the result of a match played at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Golf Club (now defunct) on Saturday 7th May 1904.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Golf Club   Derbyshire Golf Club  
Rev J W Gregory 0 L West 8
A Potter 0 G Dusautoy 7
C R Ross 2 J N Nutt 0
R J Carruthers 0 B Aspdin 4
J H Sutton 0 W Davie 5
Rev H B F Van 3 J Sayers 0
T H Davenport 0 C A Severn 2
E Bullen 2 L A Guilmant 0
G Ree 0 T West 5
  7   31

Result of the first division medal played in November 1904. There were 10 no returns; E H Fryer,86-9-77; J A Hogg, 101-18-83; B D Aspdin, 92-8-84; W Davie, 92-7-85; J White, 100-14-86; E A Severn, 94-7-87; J Sayers, 97-10-87; S L Archbutt, 95-7-88; F Brailsford, 100-11-89; A Barrow, 109-20-89; A Upstone, 107-15-92; C E Oliver, 116-14-102.

Derbyshire Golf Club played a match against Borrowood on Saturday 3rd March 1906 at Derby. For the full result see Borrowood entry.

The following Derbyshire team visited Chevin on Saturday17th March 1906.

Chevin   Derbyshire  
L Sayers 1 C A Severn 0
W H Cary 1 G Dusatoy 0
F Audinwood 0 J N Nutt 1
L A Guilniant 1 R B Wright 0
C W Wood 0 W Davie 1
H R Gibbs 0 B D Aspin 1
J F Harrison 0 T West 1
A St J Randall 0 E H Bennett 1
J B Mart 0 F Brailsford 1
F H Court 0 T W Collinge 1
H J Newell 0 E T Hodson 1
  3   8

The AGM was held on Tuesday 20th March 1906 at the Royal Hotel, Mr George Dusautoy was in the chair. Mr E Colebourn the secretary and treasurer reported that membership had increased to 190 in the last year and that the finances of the club were in a satisfactory position. The following officers were elected; President, Mr H H Raphael MP, Treasurer and Secretary Mr E Colebourn; Captain Mr B D Aspdin; Auditors, B D Aspdin and L A Guilmant; Committee, T W Collinge, G Dusautoy, I West and J White. The chairman then stated that the extension of the course to 18 holes had given general satisfaction, but with the steady increase in the number of members the time would shortly arrive when it would be prudent to raise the amount of the entrance fees.

The Midland PGA Professional Tournament annual spring meeting was held on the Derby course on Wednesday 25th April 1906. The winner of the cup was J W Fulford of Birstall with scores of 76+77 total 153, other scores; R Jeffries, Hallowes, 78+76=154; L Lewis, Dudley, 79+76=155; W P Lewis (King’s Norton), C H Wingate (Olton), A Gow (Gog Magog) and W Eveson (Castle Bromwich), all tied on 158. 

Below is the result of a club match played against Ashbourne & Dove Valley Golf Club on the Clifton course at Ashbourne in June 1910. 

Ashbourne   Derbyshire  
T H B Bamford 0 W Davies 0
R Holland 1 E H Bennett 0
P Shaw 0 H Rowley 1
A Tailyour 0 A Nutt 1
R Williams 0 G Vaughan 1
H Holmes 0 T W Collinge 1
T Smedley 1 F Fletcher 0
J W Lee 0 W Abell 1
J Dean 0 E Columbelle 1
E Lee 0 E Colbourn 1
  2   7

The new course at Mackworth measured 6,200 yards and was laid out by Tom Williamson. There was a large and impressive clubhouse. In approximately 1930 the land on which the course stood was purchased by the Borough of Derby for housing development, this became the Elms Farm Housing Estate, although the original clubhouse still exists on the estate.

The former clubhouse is pinpointed towards the top right on the Britain From Above link below.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw004667?search=golf&ref=507

The Challenge Cup was played for on Saturday 21st October 1911. This was competed for at the spring and autumn meetings, it was held for the six month period, the winner received the club silver medal as a momento. On this occasion it was won by R C Archbutt, it is interesting to note that this was the third occasion on which members of the Arcbutt family had won the trophy. Sydney Archbutt, who had since left Derby, had won twice during the days of the Littleover course.

There were over 40 entries, following are the leading scores; R C Archbutt, 89-10-79; A T Fryer, 94-14-80; N Twigge, 93-11-82; W T Jones, 94-12-82; G Vaughan, 90-7-83; H Rowley, 89-5-84; F Skey, 91-7-84; A L Upstone, 92-8-84; T Walton, 100-16-84; L West, 84+1-85; W Davie, 88-3-85; E H Bennett, 90-4-86; A F Longdon, 95-8-87; J White, 95-8-87; T W Collinge, 96-9-87; J G B Coleman, 103-16-87; L W Wilshire, 105-18-87; T F Richardson, 102-12-90.

At this time the club were making considerable improvements to their course, bunkers being introduced on the approaches to holes ten and eleven. At hole twelve the fence that used to be in front of the green had been removed and been replaced with a large sand bunker with pot bunkers added to guard the green. The furrows on the immediate approach to many other greens had been raised, allowing the ball to run to the holes.

Below is the result of a match played at Derby against the Ashbourne and Dove Valley Golf Club on Wednesday 22nd May 1912. 

Derbyshire   Ashbourne  
L West (Half) 0 T H B Bamford (Half) 0
W Davie 0 R Holland 1
G Dunstantoy 1 W Coxon 0
H Rowley 1 W C Tomlinson 0
C W Lowe 1 T Smedley 0
E H Bennett 0 Rev B N Shrubbs 1
G Vaughan 1 R Williams 0
F Skey 1 J W Lee 0
J White 1 L Harris 0
R W Sale 0 W H Smedley 1
A T Fryer 1 W N Nuttall 0
J Hill 1 L V Sadler 0
  8   3

Below is the result of a ladies match played in July 1913. On the same day the Derbyshire gents team entertained Markeaton in a foursome match (for result see Markeaton section)

Chesterfield Ladies   Derbyshire Ladies  
Mrs Jones 0 Mrs Stevenson 1
Miss Slater 0 Miss Newton 1
Miss F D Abell 1 Mrs Foxon 0
Mrs Fryer 0 Mrs Ellis 1
Miss Russell 0 Mrs Nicholson 1
  1   4

Result of the monthly medal for August 1913; first division (15 entries) – W Davie, 80-5-75; H Barber, 79-3-76; C E Oliver, 88-12-76; A V Nutt, 82-5-77; J H Slater, 84-7-77; H Rowley, 84-6-78; A L Upstone, 87-9-78; P O Francis, 89-10-79; second division (20 entries) – Bendle W Moore, 91-26-66; A T Fryer, 87-15-72; C J Allin, 95-22-73; A Linn, 89-14-75; T Walton, 90-16-74; Isaac Hill, 92-16-76; W S Jackson, 94-18-76; C E Evans, 95-17-78; W G Haslam, 106-20-86.  

Result of a one sided club match played at Derby against Longcliffe on Saturday 13th September 1913.

Derbyshire   Longcliffe  
L West 1 T H Squire 0
J N Nutt 1 E Black 0
A V Nutt 1 W T Tucker 0
E Fletcher 1 W J Gibbs 0
B D Aspdin 1 S Wright 0
W T Jones 1 A H Walker 0
L Finch 1 D R Noble 0
J K Wardle 1 J Deakin 0
F D Antill 1 E Perkins 0
  9   0

In 1914 entry fees were £3/3/0 for gents and £2/2/0 for ladies Subs were £/3/3/0 for gents and £2/2/0 for ladies. Visitors’ fees on introduction, unless members of another golf club, were 1/6 a day, 5/- a week and 15/- a month.

Two Music Hall Artistes of the day, Harry Weldon, a well known comedian and David Poole, a ventriloquist who were appearing at the Hippodrome were playing on the Derbyshire course on Thursday 19th August 1915. David Poole achieved a hole in one on the twelfth during their round.

Result of the qualifying competition for the Captain’s Prize held on May 1st 1920; G Nutt, 83-3-80; T G Long, 88-8-80; M Boam, 88-7-81; R Hollingworth, 89-8-81.

The annual fixture between Chevin and the Derbyshire Club, which had fallen in abeyance during the war years, was revived on Saturday 8th May 1920 at Duffield. Result below.

Chevin   Derbyshire  
T B Farrington 1 Dr G H Barber 0
J B Murphy 1 A V Nutt 0
H R Gibbs 1 H Rowley 0
Dr G Blood 0 F C Fletcher 0
A J Sayers 0 G Nutt 1
D R Downes 1 W T Jones 0
A Potts 1 A G Boam 0
J E Harrison 0 G Vaughan 1
E J Hampson 1 W Abell 0
F D Antill 1 A Farnsworth 0
  7   2

Result of a home club match played in June 1920 against Burton.

Derbyshire   Burton on Trent  
Dr Barber 0 E P W Davis 0
A V Nutt 0 F G Hodges 1
H Rowley 1 A Jelley 0
F C Fletcher 1 T S Joyce 0
G Nutt 1 W T Smallman 0
G Vaughan 1 H White 0
W Abell 0 A E Tanner 1
H Slater 0 C W Dickinson 1
  4   3

The 36 hole President’s Prize competition was held on Saturday 3rd July 1920 and was won by Donald Nutt.

On Saturday 17th July 1920 the Derbyshire club played Burton at Bretby.

Burton on Trent   Derbyshire  
E T W Davies (1up) 1 Dr Barber 0
F G Hodges 0 A V Nutt (4&3) 1
J Shutes (4&3) 1 H Roney 0
R T Benstead (1up) 1 A C Hindle 0
A Jelley 0 F C Fletcher (2up) 1
T S Joyce 0 G Nutt (3&2) 1
H White (4&2) 1 G Vaughan 0
W T Smallman 0 A G Boam (4&3) 1
A E Kennard 0 H Slater (4&3) 1
G B Heap 0 T Long (7&5) 1
  4   6

Result of a ladies match played at Rushcliffe in July 1920. Rushcliffe first. Mrs Brothers,1 Mrs Farnsworth,0 – Mrs A G Morris,0 Miss Cholerton,1 – Mrs Reddish,1 Miss Holden,0 – Mrs Rhind,1 Mrs Lemon,0 – Mrs Jarratt,1 Mrs Long,0 – Mrs Alton,0 Mrs Smart,0 – Mrs Tatam,1 Mrs Maden,0.

Rushcliffe   Derbyshire  
Mrs Brothers 1 Mrs Farnsworth 0
Mrs A G Morris o Miss Cholerton 1
Mrs Reddish 1 Miss Holden 0
Mrs Rhind 1 Mrs Lemon 0
Mrs Jarratt 1 Mrs Long 0
Mrs Alton 0 Mrs Smart 0
Mrs Tatam 1 Mrs Maden 0
  5   1

Result of the August 1920 monthly medal; first division, Mr Slater, 85-9-76; B Nutt, 84-7-77; second division, J Delooze, 97-15-82; Mr Axe, 97-15-82.

Result of a ladies match played at Erewash in August 1920.

Erewash   Derbyshire  
Miss Kingsbury 1 Mrs Farnsworth 0
Mrs Doncaster 0 Miss West 1
Mrs Hooley 0 Miss Cholerton 1
Mrs Maltby 0 Mrs Lemon 0
Mrs Mitchell 1 Mrs Long 0
Miss Marshall 1 Mrs Slater 0
Mrs I Kingsbury 1 Mrs Campbell 0
  4   2

Result of the monthly medal played on Saturday 18th September 1920. R Long and H Rowley net 80 tied in the first division, B Gutch won the second division.

The first match of the final of the Hospital Cup was played on the Derbyshire course on Thursday September 30th 1920. The subsequent 18 hole match will be played on the Markeaton course next week. The finalists were A V Nutt, Derbyshire and P J Ball jun, Markeaton. After the first 18 holes Mr Ball was leading by 2up.  (Mr Nutt eventually won the match, for a report on the game see Markeaton)

Derbyshire – Result of the 36-hole Claude Johnson Challenge Cup played on Saturday 2nd October 1920; John DeLooze, 80+79=159; Colonel Harker, 79+84=163; T S Haldenby, 82+85=167; B I Day, 89+89=178; Colonel Barrington, 108+100=208.

Also on Saturday 2nd October two club matches, Derbyshire played a home match against Markeaton (see below). The "A" teams played at Markeaton (see Markeaton for result).

Derbyshire   Markeaton  
Dr Barber 1 H M Peacock 0
A V Nutt 0 A T Peacock 1
H Rowley 1 G Bailey 0
F C Fletcher 1 W E Winterbottom 0
A C Hinde 1 J Peacock 0
G Nutt 1 J McCrae 0
G Vaughan 0 R Thompson 1
A G Boam 0 J G Hall 1
  5   3

In 1922/3 there was a membership of 245.

There were 26 entries for the monthly medal played on Saturday 6th August 1921; H Rowley, 75-3-72; A C Hinde, 80-3-77; W H Levers, 93-16-77; W Slater, 84-6-78; R Nutt, 83-4-79; G Vaughan, 84-4-80.

On Saturday 20th August 1921 Leonard West set a new course record of 68, beating the bogey score by nine shots,  figures for his round as follows; Out - 4,3,3,3,4,4,4,4,4 = 33; Home – 3,5,3,5,3,5,3,4,4 = 35. The course now measured 5,590 yards.

The final of the Derbyshire Hospital Cup competition was decided on Friday 23rd September 1921. The contestants were Mr J De Looze representing the Derbyshire Golf Club and Mr H J S Hilton from Markeaton. The competition was 36 holes of match play. The first 18, on the Markeaton course, left Mr De Looze 3up. The remaining 18 holes were played on the Ashbourne Road course, Mr De Looze eventually won the match by 8&7.

The Derbyshire Golf Union held a record meeting on the Ashbourne Road course of the Derbyshire Golf Club on Wednesday 28th September 1921. Seven teams competed for the challenge shield, which was won by the host club. Over 100 players took part in the medal competitions, with some excellent scores returned. A well organized competition was rewarded with some sparkling golf and good weather. It was reported that the course was “a fairly easy one, but it possesses tricky greens, deceptive distances, and provides due punishment for players who fail to keep straight. The course was in good condition for the meeting”

The Derbyshire team won the team championship, played over 18-holes, by 9 strokes, aggregating 319 as against 328 by Buxton. Markeaton were third with 329. Rev W H Foster Pegg (Buxton), +2 handicap, went round in 75, a score equaled by G Nutt (Derbyshire). The bogey score for the course was 77.

Following is the result of the Challenge Shield competition:-

Derbyshire – L West, 78, A V Nutt, 80, H Barber, 83, G Nutt, 78 – total 319.

Buxton – Rev W H Foster Pegg, 75, G Q Henriques, 76, F J Field, 88, C Howard, 89 – total 328.

Markeaton – H M Peacock, 83, A D Peacock, 77, W R Winterbottom, 87, J P McCrae, 82 – total 329.

Erewash – G H Crowe, 86, A A F Hampton, 91, E J Kingsbury, 80, B W Maltby, 76, - total 333.

Chevin – T B Farrington, 80, H R Gibbs, 87, J B Murphy, 86, A J Sayers, 89 – total 342.

Matlock – J Kidd, 90, G Bailey, 85, S S Morton, 88, R B Wright, 85 – total 349.

Alfreton – Dr W H Pooler, 97, Rev E J Everitt, 89, W H Spencer, 87, E C Door, 91 – total 364.

Below, leading scores from the morning medal competition.

M C Boam (Derbyshire) 80 9 71
W Robson (Matlock) 83 12 71
F M Jones (Ashbourne) 80 7 73
H E Brace (Matlock) 84 11 73
J Ball (Markeaton) 87 14 73
L S Davis (Chevin) 87 14 73
V R Cockerton (Buxton) 78 3 75
L Rose (Ashbourne) 84 9 75
E J Mooney (Markeaton) 87 12 75
B W Maltby (Erewash) 76 scr 76
H Rowley (Derbyshire) 78 2 76
R Nutt (Derbyshire) 80 4 76
G Nutt (Derbyshire) 78 2 76
E P W Davis (Bretby) 80 4 76
C R C Moon (Derbyshire) 83 7 76
A W Dyche (Bretby) 88 12 76
J Smart (Derbyshire) 88 12 76
L S Stroyan (Chevin) 88 12 76
W S Hands (Matlock) 90 14 76
F E Foster Pegg (Buxton) 75 +2 77
A D Peacock (Markeaton) 77 scr 77
G Q Henriques (Buxton) 76 +2 78
J C Harrison (Chesterfield) 79 1 78
F Colllins (Derbyshire) 82 4 78
E W Jackson (Derbyshire) 86 8 78
P E Tickler (Bretby) 86 8 78
G F Tomlinson (Derbyshire) 86 8 78
G W Fordham (Matlock) 92 14 78

Below, afternoon medal competition result.

L S Davis (Chevin) 84 14 70
M C Boam (Derbyshire) 81 9 72
G Nutt (Derbyshire) 75 2 73
A G Boam (Derbyshire) 79 6 73
E Lee (Ashbourne) 89 14 75
P E Tickler (Bretby) 83 8 75
E P W Davis (Bretby) 80 4 76
A V Nutt (Derbyshire) 78 1 77
G Bailey (Matlock) 80 3 77
J Ball (Markeaton) 92 14 78
L West (Derbyshire) 77 +1 78
C Howard (Buxton) 79 1 78
T G M Ward (Chesterfield) 79 1 78
V R Cockerton (Buxton) 81 3 78
J Sayers (Chevin) 84 6 78
T G Hodges (Bretby) 85 7 78
J Ball jnr (Markeaton) 86 8 78
J C Harrison (Chesterfield) 80 1 79

President’s prize for best gross score over 36 holes; G Nutt, 78+75=153.

Best gross score of the day for 18 holes G Nutt and W H Foster Pegg, 75.

Vice-president’s prize for best net score over 36 holes; M C Boam and L S Davis, 143.

In 1924 the membership was 310. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, 7/6 a week and £1/1/0 a month.

Playing in The Gilson Cup competition on Saturday August 16th 1924 Geoffrey Nutt returned a score of 68. It states in the report that this "beat all records for the course." Strange, because, as can be seen earlier,  on Saturday 20th August 1921Leonard West also scored 68.

Below is a copy of the Geoffrey Nutt scorecard:-

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. Geoffrey Nutt record scorecard.

Image courtesy @LdnGolfHistory.

 

Below is the result of a club match played at Finham Park against Coventry Golf Club in June 1925.

Coventry   Derbyshire  
T P Perkins (5&4) 1 Rev W H Foster-Pegg 0
J N Loveitt 0 Dr Barber (4&2) 1
N Graham (2up) 1 H Rowley 0
W A Bennett (6&5) 1 T G M Ward 0
H L Simms (2up) 1 B W Maltby 0
Major Rogers 0 I Kingsbury (3&2) 1
W A Stockwin (1up) 1 G Nutt 0
D Clayton (1up) 1 A V Nutt 0
J Bird 0 T H Crewe (1up) 1
J Rigby (4&2) 1 J K Swallow 0
C Hill (half) 0 V R Cockerton (half) 0
  7   3

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. Competition Spoon marked 1926.

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. Competition Spoon marked 1926.

Derbyshire Golf Club Competition Spoon marked J W Tiptaft & Son Ltd. in 1926

 

 Below is the result of a match played at Bretby Golf Club, Burton-on-Trent, in July 1929. 

Bretby   Derbyshire  
A S Myrtle 1 L West 0
F J Crosley 0 J Nutt 1
C MacGlip 0 H Barber 1
I Buxton 0 C R C Moon 1
R T Benstead 1 A Nutt 0
R Gibson 1 D Cunningham 0
J M Cowie 0 H Rowley 1
A Jelly 1 G Reah 0
A W Dyche 0 C Blackham 1
R L Oxley 0 G H Ellis 1
  4   6

 

  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1906-14 E Colebourn, The Old Bank House, Irongate, Derby. W Hutchings (p)
1922/3 T E Campbell, 7 Wilson Street, Derby. W Hutchings (p)
1924 G Nutt, 12 The Strand, Derby.  
1930 G Nutt, St James Chambers, Derby. W Hutchings (p&g)
1935 W Robinson, Post Office Chambers, Derby. T B Robinson (p) W Sheppard (g)

 

  Course records
1906-14 C A Severn (am) 36 W Hutchings (pro) 33
1924 Dr H Barber (am) 71 W Hutchings (pro) 71
1930 G Reah (am) 70 W Hutchings (pro) 71
1935 J Armitt (am) 71

The 1935 entries above refer to the Golf Club at Allestree. The original Derbyshire Golf Club had now disappeared. 

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. Preparing the new Allestree course 1930.

 

The above picture shows workers preparing the new (present) course at Allestree in January 1930. (Derby Daily Telegraph)

Derbyshire Golf Club. The location of the golf course at Littleover.

The Derbyshire club second home at Littleover, with the Cartridge Works towards the centre. The site has now been taken over by The Derby Hospital and housing.Grid reference SK32960, 30455, co-ordinates 432960, 334555.

 

 

Derbyshire Golf Club. The location of the golf course at Mackworth.

The course at Mackworth, the area has been taken over by housing, although the impressive clubhouse building still stands.

Grid reference SK31850, 36375, co-ordinates 431850, 336375.