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Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. (1894 - 1952)

Founded in 1894 as Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club it became Sandilands Golf Club in 1952.

Unfortunately Sandilands Golf Club closed in December 2018.

Report on the course in May 1894.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Report on the golf course from May 1894.

Stamford Mercury Friday 11th May 1894. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is a report on the opening of the "new" golf course in May 1904.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Report on the opening of the new course May 1904.

Stamford Mercury Friday 27th May 1904. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is the location of the course in the 1900s, north of the current course.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Location of the course on the 1906 O.S map.

Ordnance Survey Map © Crown Copyright {1906}.

 

Below a report on changes to the course in February 1905. 

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Changes to the course by Tom Williamson in February 1905.

From the Nottingham Journal Monday 20th February 1905. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Below is the result of a match played at Sutton against Louth Golf Club in April 1905.

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club   Louth Golf Club  
W R Lymbery 1 Major Cordeaux 0
George Ridgard 0 S W Marsden 0
S Weston 1 E H Cartwright 0
J H Richards 1 F W Dennis 0
E Vamphlew 0 F J M Ingoldby 0
W B Lymbery 1 W Allison 0
  4   0

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Early postcard showing the Grange Hotel and Golf Links.

Early picture of Grange Hotel and Golf Links.

 

Report below on the opening of the new course in June 1925.  

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Newspaper report on the opening of the new course 1925.

From the Skegness Standard 10th June 1925. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Unfortunately the picture accompanying the above report was not clear enough to reproduce.

Results of Xmas competitions in 1925; Christmas Day - A K Singer, 5down; F Walker, 7down; Boxing Day - S J Weston, 96-16-80; F Walker, 92-12-80; N A Wilkinson, 89-8-81; A E Farmer, 93-12-81; mixed foursome - Mrs Lawenthal and N A Wilkinson; monthly medal - N A  Wilkinson, 81-8-73.

Result of a match played at Boston Golf Club (now defunct) in July 1929.

Boston Golf Club   Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club  
E R Nettleton 0 A Boddy (4 and 2) 1
C Dawson 0 A K Singer (4 and 3) 1
T R Carter 0 J Dawson (2up) 1
P Ostler (2 and 1) 1 F W Littlewood 0
M W Bothamley (2 and 1) 1 Mr Swaby 0
L G Robinson (5 and 4) 1 R Goodman 0
A Chambers (2 and 1) 1 Major Hatfield 0
T H Tyson 0 A E Farmer (2up) 1
  4   4

The annual meeting was held in in the clubhouse in August 1930. The following officers were elected; Captain, J E Woolley; vice-captain, A E Farmer; hon. secretary, H A Wilkinson; committee - Major J H Hadfield, F W M Littlewood, F Kirkby, G F Long, Major F Riggall, L Poyser, S Swaby. The ladies' captain was Mrs Spurway and the secretary, Mrs Poyser. 

Below are images of golfers and clubhouse on the former Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club course.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. The clubhouse.

The clubhouse.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club. Driving-off.

Driving off, the Golf Links, Sutton-on-Sea.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club. Putting out.

Putting out on the Sutton-on-Sea Golf Links. 

 

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Postcard of the course stamped in 1939.

The postcard above is stamped 1939.

 

Result of the captain v vice captain match played in May 1939.

Captain   Vice-Captain  
P Adnitt (captain) and E Naylor (3 and 2) 1 W H Heath (vice-capt) and J E Woolley 0
R F Ricks and J P Kent (2 and 1) 1 A M Horseman and R C Almey 0
P J Fenwick and H Brooks 0 O S Shaw and A E Farmer (2 and 1) 1
C J Clipsham and Rev. Blakiston (2 and 1) 1 R Harris and C Hemming 0
D Adnitt and F W Heeley 0 F Sutton and J Hunter (2 and 1) 1
J R Anderson 0 Capt. Jay (4 and 3) 1
  3   3

New professional course record for Fred Allett in June 1939.

 

Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club, Lincolnshire. New professional course record by Fred Allett in June 1939.

Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian Saturday 24th June 1939. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Entry from the 1947 Golfer's Handbook; Sutton-on-Sea Golf Club; membership 200; secretary, H A Williamson; professional, Fred W Allett; green-keeper, A Riggall; amateur course record - J Cunningham, 68; professional - F Allett, 63; 18-holes, Par 74, SSS 71; visitors, 3s/6d a  round, 5s a day, 21s a week.

In the 1951 Golfer's Handbook the secretary was Mrs M V Parsons, Sandilands, Sutton-on-Sea; green-keeper, F Collinson. 

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the earlier Sutton-on-Sea golf course.