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Downton Golf Club, Barford Down, Wiltshire. (1907 - 1930)

The club was founded in 1907 with a course on Barford Down.

The secretary was George W Whiteley, Hamilton House, Downton. 

Below is an advert for the club from July 1907.

 

Downton Golf Club, Barford Downs, Wiltshire. Advert for the club from July 1907.

From the Salisbury and Winchester Journal Saturday 6th July 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The match below was played on Friday 19th July 1907 on the Barham Down course against Romsey Golf Club. The leading lights at the  recently formed Downton Golf Club were Dr. Whiteley and Major Francis.

Downton Golf Club   Romsey Golf Club  
Dr. Whiteley 1 Capt. Suckling 0
T R Jones 1 Capt. Phillips 0
Major Francis 0 Col. Dobie 1
A Wrightson 1 Col. Bannister 0
F Urquhart 1 Re. E P Wright 0
  4   1

The golf course on Barford Down is marked on the map below.

 

Downton Golf Club, Barford Down, Wiltshire. The golf course on the 1926 Ordnance Survey Map.

Ordnance Survey Map © Crown Copyright {1926}

 

The Downton Golf Club continued to be listed in the Golfer’s Handbook until 1930.