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Blackpill Golf Club, Swansea. (1905 - WW2)

Founded in 1905, the course was located at Blackpill Burrows, between the coast and the Swansea and Mumbles Railway line. The secretary and professional throughout the club’s history was W H Booth who also held the course record of 31. Blackpill was a 9 hole course with a membership of 100. Sunday play was not allowed. The railway station at Mumbles Road (L&NWR) was 3 minutes away.

Below is the result of a match played on the Aberavon links against Blackpill in September 1910.

Aberavon & Port Talbot Golf Club   Blackpill Golf Club  
J H Cound 1 H B Thomas 0
R P Bevan 0 C Johnson 1
M Gwyn Jenkins 1 T D Thomas 0
E M Jenkins 1 S Osborn 0
J E Jenkins 1 R A Jones 0
E T Tennant 1 S Jones 0
W R John 1 J Williams 0
Percy Jacob 1 T Cobb 0
W F Gibb 0 T Sims 1
S G O'Sullivan 1 B Jones 0
  8   2

In 1914 there was no entry fee and subs were 10/-. Visitors’ fees, on introduction by a member, were 1/- a day, 3/- a week, 5/- a month.

In 1922 there was a slight increase in visitors’ fees to 1/- a day, 5/- a week, 10/-  a month.

From 1926 to the club’s last year in 1948 visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 5/- a week, 10/- a month.

William Henry Booth the professional at Blackpill was born at Twyning in 1868. He served with the 2nd Battalion the Worcestershire Regiment. He was also patentee of the “Whippo Shafts”

A 9-hole pitch and put course now occupies the site of the original course.