Annfield Plain Golf Club, Durham.
Founded in 1907 a 9 hole course of 2500 yards in length the longest hole being 485yds and the shortest 200yds. The course had natural bunkers with one green 1,000ft above sea level; the lowest was at 800ft. The station at Annfield Plain was 1 ¼ miles away. The local hotel was the Railway. There seemed to been many changes to the course over the years. The course was of 9 holes in 1914 and 1922, 18 holes in 1923, 12 holes from 1924 to 1927 reverting to 9 holes prior to closure.
Result of a one sided ladies match played between Beamish and Annfield Plain at Beamish in July 1910.
|Miss M Brown||1||Miss Parker||0|
|Miss Brown||1||Miss Trowsdale||0|
|Mrs Severs||1||Mrs Wilson||0|
|Mrs Low||1||Mrs Lumley||0|
|Miss Crane||1||Mrs Parker||0|
|Mrs Hunter||1||Mrs Jopling||0|
In 1911 the secretary was Wm Aynsley.
In 1914 there was a membership of 96. The entry fee was £1/1/0 and subs £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and 5/- a week. Sunday play was allowed without Caddies. There was also a clubhouse available.
Result of a match played against Consett & District Golf Club in April 1914 on the Loud Links, Annfield Plain, course.
|Annfield Plain||Consett & District|
|P E Lee||0||Geo Kirkhouse||1|
|C P Urwin (half)||0||J E Thorpe (half)||0|
|J Cranston||1||T D Dales||0|
|F A Mackay (half)||0||Dr J Murray (half)||0|
|W I Mackay||0||T A Hamilton||1|
|T J Pallister||1||Joseph Hamilton||0|
|Geo Pickering||0||Capt J E Parker||1|
|T Calvert||0||Dr William Bratton||1|
|T J Trowsdale||0||R D Park||1|
|R Cousins||0||J R W Sherwood||1|
|C B Wilson||0||P Davies||1|
|R R Harrison||0||Dr MacKenzie||1|
By 1923 the membership was 110. The amateur course record was 82.
In 1924/5 there was a membership of 180. Amateur course record held by W Thompson 81.
In 1926 membership was now 160.
|1914||W J Mackay, Catchgate, Annfield Plain.|
|1923||Joseph Cranston, 13 Fair View, Annfield Plain.||G Snowdon ("part time" pro)|
|1924/5||T C Larkman, Durham Road, Annfield Plain.||W Nattrass (g)|
|1926||William Aynsley, Font Street, Annfield Plain.||A Baker (g)|
|1927||Wm Aynsley, Fairview Terrace.||J Blakie (g)|
|1928||F Lee, Queens Parade, Annfield Plain.|
|1929-31||T E Castle, 12 Elm Terrace, Annfield Plain.||T Snaith (g)|
From 1929 to the clubs last year 1931 membership was 100. The amateur record of 81 was still held by W Thompson.