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Meir Golf Club, Longton, Staffs.

The club was founded in 1904.

Started life as a 9-hole course although there is evidence that it could have extended to 18-holes during the 1920s, it reverted to 9-holes in the 1940s. Sunday play was not allowed until the 1930s when it was afternoons only. Membership was 80 prior to WW1 rising to 200 in the 1950s.

The station at Meir was 5 minutes away. Local hotel was the King’s Arms.

 

  Secretary.
1906 J W Skae, Stafford Street and W T B Ridge, Ashwood, Longton.
1914 Arthur Jolly and T L Mackee.
1923 Samuel Redford, The Cedars, Blythe Bridge and Aubrey Smith, Meir House, Meir.
1930 M Ferneyhough, 6 Commercial Street, Stoke on Trent.
1935-50s R M Chapman, 67 Market Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent.

 

  Professional/greenkeeper.
1906-14 R O (Bert) Hughes (pro)
1930 C Stanier (pro)
1930 C Stanier (pro & gk)
1940-50s G Bartlam (pro & gk)

 

In 1906 visitors’ fees 1/- a day and 2/6d a week.

Below is the result of a one sided match played at Meir against Burslem Golf Club in April 1911.

Meir   Burslem  
S Radford (6&5) 1 G C Simpson 0
J Aynsley (4&3) 1 F M Steele  0
J H Barlow (7&6) 1 A Lyth  0
G L Lefevre (5&3) 1 J A Farrington 0
F J Radford 6&5)  1 A G Lyth  0
T L Mackee (3&1) 1 J S Brodie  0
T Twyford (5&4)  1 J E Simpson  0
W B Jones (5&3) 1 F Stephenson 0
  8   0

Result of the 1912 May monthly medal; D Radford, 80-12-68; W Sinclair, 81-10-71; J Aynsley, 83-8-75; E J Brewer, 92-17-75; G L Lefevre, 83-7-76; A J Morgan, 91-14-77; W B Jones, 87-10-77; L Mayer, 94-16-78; G E Barlow, 95-16-79; F J Radford, 88-9-79; T Twyford, 89-10-79; W Sinclair jnr, 97-18-79; W O Braid, 99-15-84. There were five no returns.

In 1914 entry fee, £1/11/6d, and subs £1/11/6d. Visitors’ fees 2/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month.

In 1930 visitors’ fees 3/- a day and 8/6d a week.

 

Meir Golf Club, Longton, Staffs. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Meir golf course. Grid reference SJ93000,42740, co-ordinates 393000,342740.

 

 

Meir Golf Club had disappeared by 1960.