Alcester Golf Club, Warwickshire.
Founded in 1892 the course was situated between the villages of Alcester and Arrow. A 9 hole course with hazards of hedges ditches and watercourses. The Great Western and Midland stations were ½ mile away. The Swan Hotel offered good accommodation and first class meals at moderate charges and was only a five minute walk to the golf course. Sunday play was not allowed prior to WW1.
Below, result of a match played at Pershore (also defunct) in March 1894.
|A E Baker||5||Mr Chance||0|
|J G Baker||2||E E Jephcott||0|
|Dr Fisher||0||Mr Williams||4|
|R J Dorrell||13||Mr James||0|
|J Mytton||0||Mr Page||3|
|Dr J G Rusher||3||H Overbury||0|
Result of another match played at Pershore on Saturday 13th April 1895 which resulted in a heavy defeat for Alcester. It should have been a six a side match but Alcester only sent four players.
|A E Baker||8||A E Williams||0|
|J G Baker||5||A M Chance||0|
|R J Dorrell||0||E Jephcott||1|
|C T Smith||6||Mr Williams||0|
Below, result of a match played against Bromsgrove at Alcester on Saturday 4th March 1899.
|E T Neale||7||F J Russon||0|
|G W Hinwood||4||M W Grafton||0|
|T F Woolley||10||J H Ludlow||0|
|H Overbury||0||T Horton||5|
|P H Hales||0||G H Wall||5|
Below is the result of a match played on Saturday 20th July 1901 at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club.
|H E Cashmore||0||W Gardner||1|
|Harry Smith||7||E Jephcott||0|
|W E Ward||0||G Lightfoot||5|
|A J Makepeace||7||J Yates||0|
|J Hudson||7||R G Coathupe||0|
On Saturday 20th February 1904 Alcester visited Stratford, result below.
|D B Sanders||0||G Lightfoot||1|
|S Flower||1||W S Whitehouse||0|
|T H Lloyd||1||J H Whitehouse||0|
|Rev R G Philpott||1||A L Chance||0|
|M H Ashwin||1||R G Coathupe||0|
|T F Norbury||1||C E James||0|
|J Stevenson||0||J H Henderson||1|
In 1906 visitors’ fees on introduction by a member, were 1/-a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month.
In 1914 club membership was 40. There was no entry fee, subs for gents were £1/1/0 and ladies 10/6.
In 1924 membership was 50 and visitors fees were 2/- a day on introduction.
From1925 to the mid 1930s membership peaked at 50 in the early 1930s and visitors fees were reduced to 1/- a day on introduction.
In 1935 the SSS was 70. In 1938 the SSS was amended to 72.
Alcester Golf Club disappeared following WW2.