Grovebury/Leighton Buzzard & District Golf Club. (1896 - 1915)

The club was founded in March 1896.

The professional at Leighton Buzzard in 1896/7 was George Thomas Harris. 

Results for Grovebury Golf Club:-

In January 1897 the Grovebury club played a match against a team selected by Mr H J Gibson.

 

Grovebury Golf Club, Leighton Buzzard. Result of a match played at Grovebury in January 1897.

Leighton Buzzard Observer and Lindslade Gazette Tuesday 19th January 1897. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Result of the February 1897 medal; P F Morton, 96-12-84; J R T Tarver, 92-3-89; E H Wagstaff, 107-18-89; G J Tindall, 111-18-93; J Healing, 103-10-93; F Bassett, 107-13-94; L C R Thring, 107-10-97.

April 1897 medal result; J R T Tarver, 80-3-77; P F Morton, 92-11-81; F MacBassett, 105-18-87; L C R Thring, 99-11-88; E H Wagstaff, 107-18-89; H E Harris, 110-18-92; G J Tindall, 111-18-93.

Result of the captain's prize played in April 1897; W F Brown, 1 down; L C R Thring, 2 down; P F Morton, 4 down; E H Wagstaff and H E Harris, 6 down; F McBassett, W Spencer and J Healing, 8 down; no returns - T B Bassett, J R T Tarver,G J Tindall.

May 1897 medal; L C R Thring, 95-9-86; W F Brown, 98-11-87; F Bassett, 104-13-91; J Healing, 108-11-97.

Result of a match played at South Beds Golf Club in October 1897.

South Beds Golf Club   Grovebury Golf Club  
C H Osborne (halved) 0 L C R Thring (halved) 0
A Brown 0 A E Morton 7
J C Kershaw 6 C J Healing 0
G J Hunt 4 S Bassett 0
G H Barford 2 W Wagstaff 0
R N Christie 10 A C Harris 0
  22   7

Competition results from January 1898.

 

Grovebury Golf Club, Leighton Buzzard. Competition results from January 1898.

Leighton Buzzard Observer and Lindslade Gazette Tuesday 18th January 1898. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In September 1905 it was reported that the old Grovebury course had been secured by the newly formed Leighton Buzzard and District Golf Club.

 

Leighton Buzzard & District Golf Club, Grovebury Course. The Leighton Buzzard & District Golf Club comes into being in September 1905.

Luton Times and Advertiser Friday 1st September 1905. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Leighton Buzzard & District Golf Club, Grovebury Course. The Leighton Buzzard & District Golf Club comes into being in September 1905.

Luton Times and Advertiser Friday 15th September 1905. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In 1906 the Grovebury course was stated to be in “capital condition and flourishing”. Mr J Tarver had presented a gold medal for competition for the members. The winner each year was to receive a silver replica.  

The following report appeared in the Luton Times and Advertiser on Friday 15th January 1915. “The sum of £4/15 shillings, the balance left over from the late Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, has been forwarded to the Prince of Wales’ Fund.”

The current Leighton Buzzard Golf Club was founded in 1925.