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Ferryhills Golf Club, North Queensferry, Fife. (1929 - WW2)

Ferryhills Golf Club appeared in 1929 and continued until WW2.

The course was one of the former sites used by the Dunfermline Golf Club (see separate entry for Dunfermline history.)

Below is a report on the first annual meeting held in February 1929.

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, North Queensferry. Report on the first annual meeting February 1929.

From the Edinburgh Evening News Saturday 16th February 1929. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

It was reported in April 1931 that the former course of the Dunfermline Golf Club, had been immensely improved by the Ferryhills club, which was formed about two years ago. Holes had been lengthened, there were now two over 500 yards, new holes had been put in place, the thirteenth hole at the quarry side, had been abandoned, and more bunkers had been added to the course - it was stated that "the members had made a wonderful job". The membership of 400 was drawn mainly from Queensferry and Edinburgh.

Three new trophies had been presented to the club. Cups had been given by the North Queensferry and Inverkeithing members for spring and autumn competitions, and a shield for a bogey competition had been presented by John Millar, a member of the council.

In 1932/3 the secretary was T B Crookes and the professional/green-keeper J McNocher.

Below is a report on the annual meeting held in February 1934.

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, North Queensferry, Fife. Report on the annual meeting in February 1934.

From the Scotsman Wednesday 21st February 1934. Image © Johnston Press plc.

 

The secretary at the Ferryhills Golf Club in 1935 was T B Crookes, 6 Dalkeith Street, Joppa, Edinburgh. The professional and greenkeeper was J McNocher and in 1940 P Ogg. An 18 hole course with a SSS of 71 and membership of 350. Visitors’ fees were 2/6d a day; this did not include use of the clubhouse. Sunday play was allowed. The railway station at North Queensferry was ¼ mile away. Local hotel was the Albert.

The report below is on a match between South Queensferry Golf Club and Dundas Golf Club played at Ferryhills in September 1935. Interesting that this is the first mention for a South Queensferry Golf Club and the current Dundas club was founded in 1957. The Queensferry club didn't have a course of its own and played golf on the Ferryhills course.

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, North Queensferry. Report on a match played at Ferryhills in September 1935.

From the Linlitgowshire Gazette Friday 6th September 1935. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD..

 

Fife County Championship played over the Eden and New courses St Andrews in April 1939. Queensferry team; W Anderson, A Rutherford, Peter Ogg and A Aitkenhead. 

The report below from February 1940 suggests the end is near.

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, North Queensferry. Report of a special meeting in February 1940.

From the Dundee Courier Friday 9th February 1940. Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

There is no entry in the 1947 Golfer's Handbook for Ferryhills Golf Club

The Ferryhills golf course can be seen on the 1931 Britain From Above image below.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/spw035665?search=golf&ref=22

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, Fife. Course layout.

Layout of the Dunfermline course at Ferryhills in 1894. First hole is top right alongside the HEDGE.

 

Ferryhills Golf Club, Fife  Golf course location.

Location of the Ferryhills course. Grid reference NT13060,81520, co-ordinates 313060,681520.