Greenlaw Golf Club, Scottish Borders.
First appeared in about 1924 and continued through the 1930s. The club was revived for a time following WWII.
The address was Greenlaw Golf Club, Berwickshire. The secretary in the 1920/30s was H Miller, Bank House, Greenlaw, telephone 18. A 9-hole course, the (LNER) station at Greenlaw adjoined the course. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and there was no Sunday play. Local hotels were the Castle Inn, Lambs, Darlings, Cross Keys and Blackadder Temperance.
The Greenlaw Golf Club held its third annual ball in the Town Hall on Thursday 11th March 1927.
The prize presentation took place in the Town Hall in November 1929, Mrs Dryburgh, Lochiel House, presented the trophies to the following; Veitch Cup, Mr J Fleming; runner-up Mr G Hogg; Thomson Rose Bowl, Miss Ethel Broomfield; runner-up, Miss Isa Darling; Davidson Clubs, Dr and Miss Morrison; runners-up, Miss Cochrane and Mr J Corcoran. An enjoyable dance followed with music supplied by the Douglas Dance Orchestra. Tea was served by Mrs Cochrane, Temperance Hotel.
It was reported in 1952 that the Greenlaw Golf Club had been resuscitated as a result of Major Mowbray having made the former course available for play. This was agreed at a public meeting held in the Greenlaw War Memorial Club on Wednesday 26th March 1952. Mr J D Clark presided at the meeting and he explained the terms on which Major Mowbray, Todrig, was prepared to make available the former course. It was agreed to accept the privilege of playing on the course on the terms stated and he thanked Major Mowbray for his generosity. It was agreed that a deputation should visit the course with a view to arranging for all necessary work to be carried out and that the course be “re-planned”. Subscriptions for the season would be 10/- for adults and 5/- for under 18s. It was hoped that members could be attracted from Greenlaw and the surrounding area. Office bearers elected were; President, Major Mowbray; captain, Mr A M Shell; vice-captain, Mr F A Hendry; secretary, Mr A J Holmes; treasurer, Mr J Patterson; green-ranger, Mr A Chapman; committee – Mrs K Hendry, Miss F Lillico, W Johnston, J Anderson, J Girvan, J D Clark, H Miller.
The course was re-opened in May 1952 the work on the course being carried out by the members. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, 5/- a week and 7/6 for a fortnight.
A “Gift Sale” was held in aid of club funds in November 1952, as a result of the effort made a sum of £75 was raised. Mr A J Holmes, secretary of the club, thanked all people who had contributed.
When did the club and course disappear?