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Ledbury Golf Club, Hereford.

There is evidence of an earlier Ledbury club. On Saturday 21st April 1899 Bromyard (Broad Oak) visited Ledbury to play the first match against the newly-formed Ledbury Golf Club. The result of the match below. 

Foursomes. 

Ledbury   Bromyard  
Miss M Whatley & Rev C Black 3 Miss Kempson & C L Enderby 0
Miss F Whatley & Rev W P Matthews 0 Miss Wight & Col Prescott-Decie 1
Mrs Swift & Rev G Swift 0 Miss M Nicholl & Rev E Childe-Freeman 3
Miss Emily Scobell & C Kennedy Black 1 Miss Enderby & Rev E Hewitt 0
Miss P Scobell & R Masefield 1 Miss F L Enderby & Rev S McArthur 0
  5   4

Singles. 

Ledbury   Bromyard  
Miss M Whatley 0 Miss Wright 0
Mrs Swift 4 Miss Enderby 0
Miss Scobell 1 Miss F L Enderby 0
Miss F Whatley 0 Miss M Nicholl 0
Miss E Scobell 0 Miss H Kempson 4
Rev C Black 4 Col Prescott-Decie 0
R Masefield 2 Rev E Hewitt 0
C K Black 3 Rev E L Childe-Freeman 0
Rev G Swift 0 Rev S McArthur 0
Rev Matthews 0 C L Enderby 0
  14   4

Founded 1908. A 9 hole course, Sunday play was allowed. The station was 1 mile away. Local hotels were the Feathers and the Talbot.

  Secretary Greenkeeper
1914 H Down at the N&P Bank.  
1923 Chas E Baker, 4 New Street, Ledbury.  
1927/9 J Hatton, Oasteys Road, Ledbury.  
1930s F Lewington.  
1937/40 A Blakemore, 9 The Homend, Ledbury. H Short

In 1914 there was a membership of 30. There was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £1/1/0, for ladies, boys and girls under 17 and non residents’ subs were 10/6. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 4/- a week and 10/6 a month.

In 1923 membership was just 20. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month.

In the early 1930s club membership was 30.

Result of a Mixed foursomes competition played in May 1934; Miss L Tilley and Mr J W Oakes, net 76; Miss E R Oakes and Mr R S Tookey, net 80.

The competition for the Coronation Spoon was played in May 1937 and was won by Mr A R C Turner.

From 1937 to the club's final appearance in 1940 membership was 50 and Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

Ledbury Golf Club, Hereford. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Ledbury course.

Grid reference SO72100,37640, co-ordinates 372100,237640.