Open Search -

Like us on Facebook


Course Atlas -

Course Atlas



Please consider supporting our efforts.

Amount: 


Caversham/Reading & South Oxon Golf Club, Berkshire. 

The Caversham & South Oxon Golf Club appears in 1910 with a course at Emmer Green. It became the Reading & South Oxon Golf Club in the 1930s. 

In 1914 the secretary was C Pett-Triscott, Golf Club Emmer Green, Caversham and the professional Alec H Bishop (1910 -1920). An 18–hole course with a club membership of 325. There was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £3/3/0 and ladies £2/2/0. Visitors’ fees were 2s/6d a day, ladies paid 1/6 with no restrictions. Sunday play was allowed with caddies. The station at Reading was about 2 miles away.

Later in 1914 the secretary was Albert Bird. 

Thanks to Dixon Pickup for the pictures of the South Oxon Golf Club buttons below. There is no mention of Caversham on the buttons but judging by the size (22mm and 15mm) there was probably no room for the full name. Dixon suggests that the buttons are most probably pre WW1.  

 

Caversham/Reading & South Oxon Golf Club, Berks. Pre WW1 club buttons for South Oxon Golf Club.

 

 

Caversham/Reading & South Oxon Golf Club, Berks. Pre WW1 club buttons for South Oxon Golf Club.

Above images courtesy of Dixon Pickup.

 

The report below mentions the Caversham & South Oxon Golf Club.

 

Caversham/Reading & South Oxon Golf Club, Berks. Report from March 1914.

From The Reading Mercury Saturday March 28th 1914. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Result of the October 1914 monthly bogey competition at Caversham & South Oxon; A W Barlow, 2up; W E Pope and R E Crofts, all square; J Bruce Simmons, 1down; O Taylor and H D Hawkins, 2down

In the early and mid 1920s the secretary was J O Anderson, professional D Crook (1920 -1930) and the green-keeper ? Green. Course records were; amateur M E Neale 72; professional A H Bishop 69. Visitors' fees; 2/6 a day, weekends and bank holidays 3/6, 10/- a week, ladies 2/-, 3/-, 7/6. 

In 1927 the secretary was H D Hawkins. Membership was about 320. Local hotel was the Bridge. 

In the late 1920s Caversham & South Oxon Golf Club disappeared and Reading & South Oxon Golf Club appears. 

It was still appearing as the Reading & South Oxon Golf Club in 1937.

 

Caversham/Reading & South Oxon Golf Club, Berks. Report from The Bystander July 1937.

From The Bystander Wednesday July 28th 1937. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The current Reading Golf Club came into being in 1939 at the same location.