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Burbage/Buxton Ladies' Golf Club, Buxton. (1899 - 1920s)

The club first appeared in 1899.

Burbage Golf Club was formed by the ladies section of the Buxton and High Peak Golf Club following uncertainty regarding the future of the ladies section at Buxton & High Peak. A 9-hole course, the Burbage club continued until the mid 1920s.

It was sometimes called Buxton Ladies' Golf Club.

Report on the new ladies' golf course in February 1899.


Burbage (Ladies) Golf Club, Buxton. Report on the new course in February 1899.

Glossop-dale Chronicle and North Derbyshire Reporter Friday 24 February 1899. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Report on the Buxton Ladies' new links in April 1900.


Buxton Ladies' Golf Club, College Road Course. Report on the new links in April 1900.

Glossop-dale Chronicle and North Derbyshire Reporter Friday 13 April 1900. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The winner of the December 1900 monthly medal was Miss E Hoffman, 97-26-71.

On Wednesday 3 July 1901 six ladies who had won the monthly button during the year played for a prize. It was won by Mrs C F Johnson, 101-8-93. The following week Mr Gibbons presented a prize for the best score against “Colonel Bogey.” It was won by Miss Pemberton with a score of 3down.

The winner of the September 1901 monthly button was Miss Gwendoline Drewry, 100-10-90.

From the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Burbage Ladies' Golf Club; Instituted 1899; Number of members 131; Hon. secretary - Mrs C F Johnson, Nithen, Buxton; Captain, Mrs Little; Entrance fee £1/1s and subs £1/1s; 9-holes; Professional, F Norten; Visitors, 2s/6d a day, 5s a week, 15s a month.


Burbage Golf Club, Buxton, Derbyshire. An undated picture of the golf course.

An undated postcard of The Golf Links Burbage.


Below is the result of a match played at Burbage against Manchester Golf Club in July 1908. 

Burbage   Manchester  
Mrs P Shaw 1 Mrs Hartop 0
Mrs Little 0 Mrs Fothergill 1
Miss de Montmorency 0 Miss Ferguson 1
Miss Parkinson 1 Mrs Wilson 0
Miss Shipton 1 Mrs Botsford 0
Mrs Braithwaite 1 Mrs Eskelby 0
  4   2

Also in July 1908 the annual 18 hole open meeting was won by Miss de Montmorency, 89-10-79. Miss Shipton and Miss Ccrewdson tied for second place with net 81, Miss Shipton winning on the count back, other scores; Mrs Johnson, 93-10-83; Miss Parkinson, 94-11-83; Mrs Acton, 106-23-83; Miss Buck, 94-9-85; Mrs P Shaw, 93-7-86; Mrs Beaty, 114-28-86; Mrs Todd, 101-14-87; Mrs Braithwaite, 97-10-87; Mrs Little, 100-7-93; Miss H S Crossley, 113-17-96; Mrs Whittington, 106-9-97; Miss Capman, 130-30-100. 

Following is the result of the 36 hole medal play competition for the Whitehead Challenge Cup, presented by R Whitehead, J.P of Hargate Hall. The competition was played over “the pretty Burbage course which was situated under the shadow of Grin Woods” on Tuesday May 24th 1910; Miss Simmers, 71+72=143 net; Miss Shipton, 83+78=161; Mrs Jackson, 83+83=166; Miss Lathbury, 83+90=173; Miss de Montmorency, 84+94=178; Mrs Little, 93+87=180.

The secretary in 1912 was Mrs Little.      

Result of a ladies match played at Burbage against Chevin in July 1920.

Burbage   Chevin  
Miss Scudder 1 Mrs Farrington 0
Miss Bennett 1 Mrs Sayers 0
Miss Shipton 0 Miss Downes 1
Miss Tristram 1 Miss Toulmin 0
Mrs Myers 0 Miss Abell 1
  3   2



Location of the Burbage Golf Club golf course.

Location of the Burbage course. Grid reference SK04900, 72855, co-ordinates 404900, 372855.