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Ipsley Golf Club, Redditch, Worcestershire. (1891 - 1908)

Founded 1891. The professional in 1892/3 was D Weir.

Below competition results from April 1893.

 

Ipsley Golf Club, Redditch. Competition results from April 1893.

From the Alcester Chronicle Saturday 29th April 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below, result of a match played against Bromsgrove at Ipsley on Saturday 25th March 1899. 

Ipsley Golf Club   Bromsgrove Golf Club  
H R Heatley 4 R Tapp 0
F C B Cave 0 M W Grafton 4
C A Milward 3 T Russon 0
F V Milward 3 W D Ashbourne 0
W A Downes 5 G W Wall 0
  15   4

Below is the result of a match against Bromsgrove Golf Club in March 1901.

 

Ipsley Golf Club, Redditch, Worcestershire. Result of a match against Bromsgrove in March 1901.

From the Alcester Chronicle Saturday 30th March 1901. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below a match played on the Welcome Links, Stratford-on-Avon, in December 1901.

 

Ipsley Golf Club, Redditch, Worcestershire. Result of a match against Stratford-on-Avon in November 1901.

From the Alcester Chronicle Saturday 14th December 1901. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is the result of a match played at Stratford-on-Avon in January 1903.

Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club   Ipsley Golf Club  
W F Hutchings 7 S Whitehouse 0
E G Holtom 7 N Lunn 0
D B Sanders 0 J H Whitehouse 5
T H Lloyd (half) 0 Rev. Canon Newton (half) 0
G F Kendall 4 E E Browning 0
  18   5

In December 1903 the Ipsley Club played a club match at Droitwich, the home team were the victors by five matches to one. The Ipsley team players were; W S Whitehouse, F V Millward, the only winner on the Ipsley team, H S Clarke, Canon Newton, E E Browning and R R D Whitehouse.

The following is from the 1905 Nisbets Golf Yearbook; Instituted, 1890; Membership of 40; hon. secretary and captain – J H Whitehouse; green-keeper, W French; entrance fee nil and subs £1/1s; nine-holes. The course is on the old Ipsley racecourse. All the hazards are natural and comprise of a brook and a river.

In 1906 the secretary was J H Whitehouse, Ipsley Court, near Redditch and the professional W French. A 9-hole course. Visitors on introduction were allowed 2 days free then 2/6 a week. The station at Redditch was 2 miles away. Local hotels were the Unicorn and the Royal.

Below is the result of a match played at Ipsley against Redditch in February 1906.

Ipsley Golf Club    Redditch Golf Club  
J H Whitehouse 1 G Lightfoot 0
F R Orpwood 1 G F Jones 0
R D Whitehouse 1 R G Coathupe 0
Canon Newton 1 H Jones  0
E E Browning 1 F Hemming 0
C E James 1 F Hyde 0
P H Joscelyne 0 G Thomas 1
E Warner 1 W H Smith 0
  7   1

The Ipsley course existed between 1891 and 1908 and was situated where the Arrow Valley Lake is today.