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Wells-Next-The-Sea Golf Club, Norfolk.

Founded in 1894.

The club disappeared before WW1.


Wells-Next-The- Sea Golf Club, Norfolk. Report of a meeting in July 1894.

From the Thetford & Watton Times Saturday 7th July 1894. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Wells-Next-The-Sea Golf Club, Norfolk. Result of a match between Blakeney and Wells July 1895.

From the Norwich Mercury Saturday 13th July 1895. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The second annual general meeting was held at the Crown Hotel in January 1896, E B Loynes presided. The accounts were submited showing a small balance in hand. This was considered satisfactory considering the expenses incurred in making a roadway to the course. The following officers were elected; President, E B Loynes; treasurer, H E Loynes; secretary, A J Napier; E P Middleton and F W Kersley were added to the existing committee.

In June 1896 the monthly medal for the gentlemen was won by G F Smith with a net score of 73. In the ladies competition Mrs G F Smith won with a score net 92. 

The AGM was held at the Crown Hotel on Friday 28th January 1898. The secretary, Mr A J Napier, reported that membership had increased and the links were now in excellent condition. Mr E B Loynes was re-elected president, Mr A J Napier secretary and Mr H E Loynes treasurer. The members of the committee were re-elected with the exception of H A Groom and W T Hastings who had left the district, it was decided that Dr J S Mellish and Edward Nelson would replace them. Mr Loynes offered a “Presidents Prize” to be competed for amongst the members and treasurer also donated a “substantial prize.”


Wells next the Sea Golf Club, Norfolk. Golf course location.

Location of the Wells course.