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Aughnacloy Golf Club, Tyrone.

Founded in 1888 the club disappeared prior to WW1. Attempted revival in 1924.

The original 18-hole course was laid out in the grounds of Mr. James Pringle, of Anna House, the clubs first President. The Captain was Mr. W. H. Mann, who was also a member Royal Portrush Golf Club.

 

Aughnacloy Golf Club, Tyrone. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

From The Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

The Aughnacloy Challenge Trophy was played in early January 1890 between Mr D J Stewart who won with a net score of 99, he beat  Mr W H Mann net 119.

At the AGM in January 1890 Mr James Pringle JP presided, and Mr D J Stewart the secretary produced the annual report from the committee. The winners of the monthly handicaps were announced as follows; January, Mr James Pringle; February, Mr A Douglas Brooke; March, Mr H Pringle; April, Mr P R Magill; May, Mr T J Abraham; June, Mr H S Sloan; July, Dr Abraham; September, Mr D J Stewart; November, Rev J McEndoo; December, Mr J D Meharg. The following office bearers were elected for the year; President, Mr Jas Pringle; vice-presidents, Mr H De L Montgomery DL, Mr Upton Mowbray JP and Mr W H Mann; captain, Mr Douglas Brooke JP; treasurer, Mr J D Meharg; secretary, Mr D J Stewart; committee, R J Betty JP, S R Magill, T J Abraham, E V Hamilton, S R Brown and R P Mowbray.

Result of the Aughnacloy Golf Club meeting held in January 1890. The first prize of £2 was won by Mr Albert Betty, second prize a silver Maltese Cross presented by Gibson & Company, Belfast was won by Mr Stewart, the third prize, a silver golf ball was won by Mr R J Browne.

Full result.

Player

Gross

H’cap

Net

Mr A Betty

111

25

86

Mr D J Stewart

108

18

90

Mr R J Browne

125

30

95

Mr G M Hudson

121

25

96

Mr S R Magill

126

30

96

Mr G Leslie

117

18

99

Mr James Pringle

118

18

100

Mr H S Sloan

126

25

101

Mr J D Meharg

122

18

104

Dr Abraham

146

40

106

Mr T J Abraham

132

25

107

Mr W H Mann

117

10

107

Mr H Pringle

192

40

152

Below is a report on the possible revival of the club in 1924.

 

Aughnacloy Golf Club. Hopes of a revival in 1924.

Belfast News-Letter Saturday 27th April 1924. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

If the above club did get off the ground it must have been short lived. Nothing further found so far.

The current Aughnacloy club was founded in 1995.