Crediton & District Golf Club, Devon.
Crediton Golf Club opened in June 1923. It was stated at the time to be a difficult course, particularly for beginners, with the River Yeo frequently coming in to play. There was a pavilion style clubhouse with changing rooms and a large club room.
On Saturday 26th June 1926 the competition for the silver cup presented to the club by Captain M L Buller MC was won by Mr H G Daw who beat Mr R J Webb by 2up. The cup was handed to the winner by Mr W Pope.
In 1930 the joint secretaries were W A Copp, 16 The Green and P B Adams, High Street, Crediton the professional was A Whittaker. The Station at Crediton was ½ away. Local advertised hotel was the Ship. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day and Sunday play was allowed between 2 and 6pm.
Below is the result of a club match played against Honiton at Crediton in April 1930. Honiton went on to win the foursomes, winning the overall match by 6½ to 5½.
|P B Adams (5&3)||1||H P Evans||0|
|J G Durant (5&3)||1||A E L James||0|
|W A Copp||0||R Spence Bernard (3&1)||1|
|H G Daw (5&4)||1||D Steele-Perkins||0|
|S W Cleave||0||E C Blake (3&2)||1|
|J Symes (7&6)||1||G Harris||0|
|P H Staddon||0||A E Martin (1up)||1|
|S M Carder||0||G Young (7&6)||1|
In 1935 the secretary was W A Copp now at Buller Road, Crediton. The professional was A Whittaker and the greenkeeper A Jasper.
In 1938 the secretary was J C Cox. telephone 100. The professional was A Whittaker and the greenkeeper A Jasper. A 9 hole course with a SSS and Par of 68, membership of 140. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, Sunday play allowed without caddies. The clubhouse was licensed.
The winners of the “Daily Telegraph” and “Morning Post” competitions, played in April 1938 were; Mr P R Blyth (senior member) and F Baker (junior member).
In 1940 the secretary was W J Couldridge, Crediton, telephone Crediton 249. Membership was 145.
From 1947 to the clubs closure in the mid 1950s the secretary was A J Ridd, 4 Union Terrace, Crediton, the professional and greenkeeper was A Whittaker. The 9 hole course now had a SSS and Par of 70.