Shaftesbury & County Golf Club, Dorset.
First appeared in the early 1920s when the secretary was the Reverend C E Downe, Compton Abbas Rectory, Shaftesbury and the professional Roy Jackson. A 9 hole course with a membership of 120. The station at Semley was 5 miles away. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, ladies 1/6.
Below is the result of a match played at Yarlington against East Somerset Golf Club (now defunct) on Saturday 29th April 1922.
|P D A Courtenay (4&3)||1||Major Nixon||0|
|Lieut-Colonel Glyn Cuninghame (2&1)||1||General R M Poore||0|
|C E Gatehouse (6&4)||1||Rev King||0|
|Capt Phipps-Hornby||0||Major Denison Pender (1up)||1|
|W C Fowler (8&6)||1||Rev C Donne||0|
|Colonel Hardy (half)||0||Major Hile (half)||0|
|W Mackie (7&5)||1||Mr Hastings||0|
|Courtenay & Gatehouse||0||Nixon & Poore (2&1)||1|
|Cuninghame & Hardy||0||Rev Reece & Pender (1up)||1|
|Hardy & Dr Price (half)||0||Hile & Hastings (half)||0|
|Fowler & Mackie||1||Donne & King||0|
In 1930 the secretary was D Arnott, Oaklands, Shaftesbury, telephone 46 and the professional Roy Jackson.Visitors’ fees for gents were 2/6 a day, 3/- a day on Sundays and Bank holidays, ladies 2/- and 2/6 respectively.
Below is the result of a match played at Shaftesbury against West Wilts Golf Club in June 1932.
|H J D Frith||0||J Pollhampton (2up)||1|
|H D Wigdahl||0||C Ashplank (4&2)||1|
|E E Good||0||L Hilser (3&2)||1|
|D M Erskine||0||T Barrett (2up)||1|
|C F Ellerton (5&4)||1||C Kennard||0|
|E Ribbans (half)||0||W Stroud (half)||0|
|H C Wyld (half)||0||J Langman (half)||0|
|Major T S Green||0||M Fitzgerald (1up)||1|
|Frith & Good (half)||0||Pollhampton & Barrett (half)||0|
|Wigdahl & Erskine||0||Ashplank & Hilser||1|
|Ellerton & Wyld||0||Kennard & Langman||1|
|Ribbans & Green||0||Stroud & Fitzgerald||1|
In 1935 the secretary was E E Good, Lloyds Bank Ltd, Shaftesbury, telephone 46. (Club telephone Fontmell Magna 16). Visitors’ fees gents 2/6 a day, 1/6 after 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 3/-. Ladies 1/6, 2/6.
In 1940 and 1947 the secretary was V R Hopkins, Park Farm, Gillingham the professional and greenkeeper was Roy Jackson. The 9-holes had a SSS of 73 the club had a membership of 130. Visitors’ fees for gents were 2/6 a day, 3/- a day on Sundays and Bank holidays, ladies 2/- and 2/6 respectively.
In 1951 the secretary was L P V Vale, Weighbridge House, Shaftesbury, telephone 298. The 9 hole course had a SSS of 73 and a membership of 60. Visitors’ fees as 1940/47. Local hotels were the Grosvenor, Mitre and Royal.