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Avonbridge Golf Club, Bridgend Farm, Falkirk. (1924 - WW2)

First appeared in 1924.

Below is a report on the first business meeting in August 1924.

 

Avonbridge Golf Club, Falkirk. The first business meeting August 1924.

From the Fife Herald Saturday 23rd August 1924. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

On Wednesday 28th July 1926 Avonbridge entertained a team from the Craigend Miners' Welfare Golf Club.

Avonbridge Golf Club   Craigend Miners' Welfare Golf Club  
J Mungall and W Simpson 0 D Torrie and C Wilson 1
S Pryde and G Barr 1 A Lambie and H Baird 0
A Fowler and T Linkie 1 G Bathgate and G Smellie 0
J McAllum and A Pryde 0 A Gardner and J Cummings 1
R Simpson and J Dobbie 1 E O'Donnell and H Struthers 0
J Reid 1 J S Watt 0
  4   2

In April 1927 the club held its dinner and prize presentation at the school. There was a good attendance of members and friends who were entertained by Montogomery’s Alabama Band from Falkirk. Mr George Mungall presented the prizes to the following successful competitors; Gold Medal for the lowest score of the season, Mr S Wright; Lowest score of each month during the season, S Pryde, S Wright, Jas Marshall, Jas Barr and Miss M Stuart.

 

Avonbridge Golf Club, Falkirk. Advert for the golf course April 1930.

From the Falkirk Herald Saturday 19th April 1930. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Leading scores from the August monthly medal 1930; John Stenhouse, 75; M Hogan, 75; S Wright, 76; A Reid, 79.

The Avonbridge club played its first competition of the season on Saturday 16th April 1932, result as follows; Andrew Reid (24), 76 and John Stenhouse (14), 76 (the former winning a two hole play-off); R Robb (24), 77; G Mungall (26), 81; M Hoggan (17), 83; J McCowan (24), 87; J B Mungall (23), 87; J Fowler (24), 89; W Weir (22), 89; W Liddle (26), 91; J Bowman (22), 95.   

In 1933 the secretary was James Burke, Station House, Westfield by Bathgate, West Lothian. A 9-hole course with a membership of 50. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day. Sunday play was not allowed. The railway station at Avonbridge was 300yds away.

Below is the result of a match played at Avonbridge against Easter Moffat Golf Club in August 1933.

Avonbridge Golf Club   Easter Moffat Golf Club  
W Gardiner and M Hoggan 0 D Donaldson and A S Nicoll 1
R Robb and J Fowler 0 C McIntosh and W B Somerville 1
J B Mungall and J B Walker (half) 0 J Smith and A Clark (hlaf) 0
A Thomson and G Mungall 1 J Samuel and G Thomson 0
D Liddell and J Benny 0 A Brown and J Bryson 1
A Benny 1 J McCrae 0
  2   3

It was reported in February 1934 that George Mungall was leaving Avonbridge to take up a new appointment in Wellington, Shropshire. Mr Mungall's departure would be a sad loss, not only to Avonbridge Golf Club, to which he had devoted his time and energy, but to the community in general.

In January 1935 Avonbridge Golf Club held a whist drive in the Welfare Hall.  

 

Avonbridge Golf Club, Falkirk. A meeting held in the Public School in March 1935.

From the Falkirk Herald Saturday 16th March 1935. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Although the club was listed in the 1947 Golfer's Handbook it's unlikely the club survived following the war.

 

The club disappeared following WW2.