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Finchley Golf Club, Greater London.

Founded in 1892.

The original course was situated in Nether Court. The owner, Henry Thomas Tubbs, had a nine-hole course laid out in the grounds. Tubbs, who was vice-chairman of the club, died in 1917. This early club ceased to exist at the outbreak of WW1.


Finchley Golf Club, London. The clubhouse in the 1900s.

The Finchley clubhouse in the 1900s.


In May 1895 the monthly medal and Captain’s prize was won by F H Swinstead, 97-10-87; J Heal, A F Drew and A A Hannay tied for second with 92 net.

In October 1895 Finchley played a 13 a side match against Hampstead at Finchley and won by 22 holes.

The May 1898 senior (or first division) medal was won by W Adamson 88-5-83, junior (second division) was a tie between H Goodwin and F H Tullock on 81net.

The December 1898 senior medal was a tie between A Macgregor 86-6-80, and the Rev A B Middleditch 92-12-80, E Keyter won the junior medal 100-20-80.

Result of the January 1899 medal, senior Rev A B Middleditch 94-12-82, junior Cuthbert Smith 101-13-88. The quarterly bogey competition was also held in the same month, result; C M Bailhache, 1down; A F Drew, 2down; A Macgregor, 2down.

Result of the February 1899 medal; senior A Macgregor, 88-6-82; junior J Carter Harrison, 94-15-79.

Result of the 1903 September monthly medal; Mr Cuthbert Smith, 81-5-76; R S Griffin, 89-12-77; G F Meyer, 97-18-79; Dr W Bower, 81-1-80; A F Drew, 84-3-81; H E Fisher, 90-8-82; R O Dale, 92-9-83; A Giles, 91-6-85; Dr T B Napier, 106-20-86; S A Ballance, 99-12-87; W Howe, 101-13-88.

Finchley Golf Club is listed in the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1892; Members 150; Hon. Sec., A C Stair, Highcroft, Etchingham Park, Church End, Finchley; Captain, A McGregor; Professional, J Bradbeer; Amateur record, Dr W Bower, 72. The course is an interesting and sporting one of nine-holes with plenty of natural and artificial hazards. There is a comfortable clubhouse.

The current Finchley club was formed in about 1930.