Ludworth Golf Club, Durham.
Founded 1908. A 9 hole course the secretary from 1914 to its closure in the mid 1930s was Robert M White. Ludworth, County Durham. The station at Haswell was 1 ¾ mile away.
A match play competition reached the semi-final stage on Saturday 3rd September 1910, the qualifiers were; J P Hedley (scratch) plays T H Holder (6); R M White (scratch) or F Westle plays A Chapman (9).
The annual general meeting was held on Tuesday December 16th 1913. The following officers were elected; President J L Menzies, Glasgow; vice-presidents, Dr A R Steel, M Barrass, M Maugham, R F Thubron, J T Scott, Rev. Canon Howarth, Rev W Hodgson; captain, J P Hedley; secretary and treasurer, R M White; auditors, H S Scott and T H Holder; committee – Messrs. Burn, Chapman, Hall, Liddell, Boll, Meatherell, oung, Rutherford and Wilson, and Misses White and Gunn.
In 1914 there was a membership of 50. There was no entry fee, subs were 21/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. Sunday play was not allowed.
The fourth qualifying round for the President’s Silver Cup was played on Saturday 9th May 1914, result as follows; A E Dodds (spoon winner), 83; Thomas Gutteridge, 85; J T Scott, 87.
Below is the result of a club match played at Ludworth against Houghton on Saturday 6th June 1914.
|J P Hedley||0||F Hall||1|
|R G Burn||0||Mr Harland||1|
|R M White||1||R G Batey||0|
|P Walker||1||R B Marley||0|
|J Wetherell||0||S B Boustead||1|
|J S Wilson||1||W W Lamb||0|
|T Guteridge||1||V W Rawe||0|
|W A Hall||1||S Butterworth||0|
Throughout the 1920s and to its closure club membership was 40. Course records were, amateur Robert M White with a score of 40 and professional B Weastall 35. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day and 3/6 a week.
Robert M White the founder member and secretary of the Ludworth Golf Club died in March 1932. He had been head master at Ludworth School for about 30 years.