Pallion Golf Club, Sunderland, Durham.
It was reported in March 1914 that James Scarth, the Sunderland Pallion Professional, was to take up a new appointment at the Doncaster Golf Club. He had been at the Pallion course for just over a year.
By the early 1920 s the Pallion Golf Club was again appearing. The secretary was Geo W Pattison, 20 Grindon Terrace, Sunderland the professional was C A Thompson and the greenkeeper J Featherstone. A 9 hole course with a membership of 230. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, weekend and bank holiday 5/-, 10/- a week, 15/- a fortnight and 25/- a month. The station at Pallion was ¼ mile away.
By 1929 membership at the Pallion club had risen to 250 and the course had a S.S.S of 72. Visitors’ fees were now 1/6 a day, 2/6 Saturdays, 7/6 a week, 12/6 a fortnight, £1 a month. Local hotel was the Palatine.
The club were advertising for members through the Sunderland Daily Echo in March 1934. Applications were to be made to the secretary J B Richardson, 5 Greta Terrace. Subscriptions were; Gentlemen, £3/2s/6d; Ladies, £1/17/6. There was no entry fee.
The death occurred in July 1936 of Mr Harry Palliser one of the founders and first captain of the Pallion Golf Club.
The twenty-fourth annual general meeting was held at the Oddfellows’ Hall, Laura Street, on Tuesday 23rd February 1937, Mr M T Brydon, Chairman, presided. The annual report was presented by the secretary, J B Richardson. It showed a balance in hand after another successful year. Miss N Kelly presented the trophies to the prize winners. The following officers were elected; President, W H Garbert; vice-presidents – Dr W K Russell, J T Alderson, S Brown, W J Blythe, W L Robertshaw and H L Taylor; chairman, W A Carr; secretary and treasurer, J B Richardson, 6 Abingdon Street; captain, N Hawes; vice-captain, M T Brydon; committee – A N Adamason, J W Cook, W Frost, W J Hunter, F Jackson, G W Pattison, T Ayre, J Shaw, J Lawson, T H Thompson and G Clark; auditor, A T Hooker.
Below is the result of a foursome match played at Seaham Harbour Golf Club on Wednesday 19th May 1937.
|A Harrison & J A B Waugh||1||R Bainbridge & W McKay||0|
|J Cummings & N Atkins||1||J B Little & R Cunningham||0|
|A J Parker & R J Wilson||1||G Hudson & G A Shaw||0|
|J Goodwin & T Urwin||1||R L Corbett & A Thasker||0|
|J Skilbeck & A Richardson||0||J Brown & T S Ballard||1|
While playing the Sunderland Golf Club’s course at Pallion on Wednesday October 20th 1937 Mr R Dirkin, of Houghton-le-Spring, holed in one at the 117 yard seventh hole.
In Pallion’s last appearance in 1940 the secretary was J B Richardson, 37 Farnham Terrace, Sunderandand. The professional and greenkeeper was C A Thompson who also held the course record of 64. The 9 hole course had a SSS of 71 and a Par of 73 and a membership of 220. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 2/6 on Sunday.