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Tolladine Golf Club, Worcester. (1930s - 2006)

Founded in 1898 as the Worcester City Golf Club.

This club only appears as Tolladine in the 1930s, this was following the demise of the Worcester City Golf Club.

Both clubs played at the same location.

 

Tolladine Golf Club, Worcester. Aerial view of the Tolladine golf course.

Aerial view of the Tolladine golf course.

 

Result of the President’s Prize played in February 1938; E A Bullock (15), 1up; P T Reynolds (9), 1down; E Arnold (20), 3down; A Hale (11), 3down; F W Hicks (22), 4down; J T Heath (24), 4down; R A Maacdonell (15), 5down. There were 45 entries.

Following is the result of the April 1938 medal; R A Macdonell, 81-15-66; J T Heath, 91-24-67; A Hale, 82-12-70; A Jackson, 85-14-71; J H Collett, 89-16-78; P T Reynolds, 83-9-74; R J Jackson, 85-10-75; R Knight, 100-24-76. 

Below is the result of the Captain’s versus Vice Captain’s match played in June 1938. 

Captain's Team   Vice Captain's Team  
H Digger 1 J Leitch 0
W Jeffries (captain) 1 B Roberts (vice captain) 0
F Hicks (half) 0 J Collett (half) 0
E Bishop 0 R Knight 1
W Bryan 0 J Sparrow 1
C W Coney (half) 0 J Milner (half) 0
J Preece 0 H Maclean 1
E Tyler 0 J Heath 1
C H Sparrow (half) 0 F Carter (half) 0
S Daniel 0 P Reynolds 1
A Bennett 0 L W Cross 1
  2   6

Following is the result of the October 1938 monthly medal; E A Bullock, 77-15-62; F G Carter, 86-24-62; B G Roberts, 76-13-63; E Tyler, 87-24-63; R A Macdonell, 78-14-64; W H Cook, 80-15-65; P T Reynolds, 74-8-66; H W Jarrett, 82-15-67; E Arnold, 82-14-68; A Jackson, 80-12-68; W Bryan, 90-22-68; J Leitch, 80-12-68; W Jefferies, 87-15-72; J T Heath, 92-18-74; T A Michael, 101-24-77.  

Below is the result of a ladies’ club match played against Boughton in October 1938. 

Tolladine Golf Club   Boughton Golf Club  
Miss Twinberrow 1 Miss Wheeler 0
Mrs Arnold 1 Mrs Stratford 0
Mrs Smith 0 Mrs Foster 1
Mrs Langston 0 Mrs Dowty 1
Mrs Tyler 1 Mrs Green 0
Mrs Milner 1 Miss Anson 0
Mrs Leitch 1 Mrs Johnson 0
  5   2

Below, result of a match played at Malvern against the St Andrews Club in November 1938. 

Malvern St Andrews Golf Club   Tolladine Golf Club  
H C Hill 0 P Reynolds (1up) 1
E I Blann (3&2) 1 B Roberts 0
A Stevens (4&3) 1 S Daniel 0
C Langston (8&6) 1 F Hicks 0
H Hogg 0 A W Davis (2&1) 1
G Moore (6&5) 1 E Tyler 0
W F Reynolds (4&2) 1 F G Carter 0
R Woodyatt 1 H B McLean 0
W Smith (half) 0 T A Michael (half) 0
G Russell (half) 0 W O Bryan (half) 0
  6   2

J Wadams and J R Belsham failed to finish in the above match due to failing light.

Below is the card of the later course. 

Hole Name  Par  SI Yards Hole Name Par SI Yards
1 Avenue 4 4 409 10 Gateway 4 5 406
2 The Ridge 4 8 336 11 The Ridge 4 7 360
3 Nine Oaks 3 16 169 12 Nine Oaks 3 15 169
4 Leopards Hill 5 6 446 13 Underbough 4 3 413
5 Ashes 4 12 335 14 Monument 4 10 335
6 Shotgun 4 2 367 15 Thro! The Gap 4 1 433
7 The Dip 4 18 301 16 The Dip 4 17 301
8 Up The Hill 3 9 176 17 Plateau 3 11 161
9 Gorse 3 14 182 18 No Return 3 13 192
    34   2721     33   2770

In 1947 the secretary was H B Maclean, 60 Bilford Road, Worcester, the professional and green-keeper was J Powell. Membership of 150. Now a 14-hole course with Par and SSS of 67. Course records, amateur F Daniel 67, professional J Powell 68. Visitors’ fees 2/6 a round, 3/6 a day. Sunday play with caddies. Shrub Hill station was one mile away. Buses from Worcester to the entrance of the golf club every hour.

In the early 1960s the secretary was A T Bennett and the green-keeper J Jackson. Membership of 80.

In the mid 1960s the secretary was  A T Bennett, the professional A Phillips, and  the green-keeper A Morris. Visitors’ fees 5/- a day. Membership of 160.

Threat of housing development in August 1972.

 

Tolladine Golf Club, Worcester. Housing development threat in August 1972.

From the Birmingham Daily Post Saturday 26th August 1972. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

In the mid 1970s  secretary, A T Bennett, professional D McPherson. Listed as a 9-hole course, 5,578 yards, SSS 66. Visitors’ fees £1 plus VAT.

In 1988 the secretary was P Coleman. 9-holes 5,174 yards SSS 67. Visitors’ fees £6, £3.70 with a member. 

Early 1990s, secretary A J Wardle. Membership of 350. Visitors’ fees £10.

In 2006 the secretary was P Lynass, professional M McMahon. Membership 270. Visitors’ fees £12.

This club is now closed.