Coventry Golf Club.
The club was founded 1887. The first nine hole course was situated on Whitley Common. It continued at this location until 1912.
Below is the result of a match played against Oxford University on Monday 14th March 1892 at Oxford.
|H J Wigham||0||Harold Smith||2|
|W D Davidson||9||A Rotherham||0|
|H Nicholls||10||F C Hunter Blair||0|
|F H Stewart||0||H Rotherham||6|
|C F Balfour||1||H W Bainbridge||0|
|P Balfour||0||W Hillman||0|
|L Armistead||2||T Latham||0|
|A R Hamilton||0||Rev F R Evans||1|
|A Pelham||0||J Powers||7|
|T Smythe||0||F A Moncrief||2|
Result of the monthly cup played on Wednesday 27thOctober 1897, ten cards were taken out with four returned; G G Brodie, 87-9-78; T Latham, 86-7-79; H J Nutt, 89-9-80; Harold Smith, 90-5-85. Miss Rotherham’s silver buckle was played for on the ladies’ course and was won by Miss Mayfield with a score of 1down.
Below is the result of a match played at Coventry against Wolverhampton Golf Club (now defunct) in May 1899.
|Coventry Golf Club||Wolverhampton (District) Golf Club|
|F M G Abell||1||M Wilkie||0|
|Hugh Rotherham||0||T N Fowke||2|
|Kenneth Rotherham||1||D B W Lamb||0|
|G F Twist||5||C Elwell||0|
|H Smith||2||D A E Chesshire||0|
|W Hillman||6||A C Cozens-Hardy||0|
|G Hume||11||R J Lawrence||0|
|R A Rotherham||2||Rupert Smith||0|
|M Brown||7||Dr Edge||0|
|Kevitt Rotherham||1||H B L Atkinson||0|
|S Cash||7||C T Mander||0|
In the early 1900s a prominent fixture at the club was an Amateur versus Professional competition. This was the brainchild of H W Bainbridge a Warwickshire County cricketer and also keen golfer. The teams were drawn from clubs within the county. There was usually a keen following on the course, although the weather in May 1900 when the match below was played was very wet and windy and it put many spectators off. As can be seen the match was a very one sided affair, the professionals triumphed in every game, not sure what handicap system, if any, was in operation.
|H W Bainbridge||0||G H Causey||8|
|E F Chance||0||T Williamson||8|
|J A F Moncrieff||0||J Sherlock||3|
|S W Clive||0||F Wingate||9|
|F M G Abell||0||W Lewis||5|
|S Baldwin||0||A Fowler||2|
|V H Jepson||0||L G Ross||3|
|J A Fairhurst||0||C Wingate||3|
|H Rotherham||0||C Veness||9|
|G W Blythwayte||0||A Lewis||4|
|F J March||0||W Hutchings||3|
|F R Burrow||0||A Bell||7|
Result of a one sided match played at Coventry against Kenilworth on Wednesday 12th September 1900.
|W Hillman||6||P Homfray||0|
|H Robertson||2||E Matterson||0|
|S Cash||0||H Smith-Turberville||0|
|F Smith||4||F Pearson||0|
|R Hill||10||J Kinmond||0|
|J Fenton||4||J A T Woodward||0|
Below is the result of a match played against at Kings Norton on Tuesday 18th September 1900.
|S Baldwin||0||P A Adams||0|
|C A Palmer||2||N A Stebbing||0|
|A G Brinton||0||Harold Smith||2|
|J O Walford||0||G B Sanderson||1|
|T Homer||0||S Cash||1|
|H S Player||5||A Pearson||0|
|W A Crosbee||5||R Hill||0|
|H Clark||3||Harry Smith||0|
|H E Cashmore||0||H N Smith||0|
Result of the monthly cup played on the Whitley course on Wednesday 26th September 1900; W R Monahan, 98-22-76; H W Bainbridge, 81-2-79; H R Hands, 93-14-79; J Powers, 91-11-80; M A Stebbing, 88-5-83; W Hillman, 90-6-84; H Smith-Turberville, 94-10-84; H Smith, 90-6-84.