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East Lincolnshire Golf Club, Sibsey, Lincs. (1924 - 1930s)

The nine-hole course first appeared in 1924.

The following is an extract from a report that appeared in the Skegness Standard 27th August 1924; “New Professional at the East Lincs Course – The golf course at Sibsey, which has been made in the last few weeks by Mr F Cauldwell, has made wonderful progress, and the greens and fairways are beyond expectations. Mr Cauldwell has employed as professional Mr E Muggleton, who comes with excellent credentials. He entered the golf trade at the age of 13 and served his apprenticeship under Arthur Brooks (present champion of New Zealand) at the Western Park Golf Club in Leicester as a club maker and coach etc.”

Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day and 7/6 a week, and Sunday play was allowed. There was a healthy membership of 200 in 1930. The station at Sibsey was ½ mile away.

  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1925 W Chattell, "Melrose" London Road, Boston. E Muggleton (p) J Pinner (g)
1926 J A Killingworth, Market Place, Boston.  
1927/30s A C Rysdale, 23 Market Place, Boston. E Muggleton (p) H Taylor (g)

In 1932 Dr H C Jennings, a former club captain, was appointed Medical Officer of Health for Oxfordshire.

 

East Lincolnshire Golf Club, Sibsey. Report of the closure of the club January 1932.

From the Skegness Standard Wednesday January 20th 1932. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

We have yet to discover the exact location of the course. We know that the railway station at Sibsey was only half a mile from the course, it’s the only clue we have at the moment.

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former station.