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Worksop Golf Club. (1912 - 1914)

A need for a course in Worksop was first mooted in 1911.  

The first Worksop Golf Club nine-hole course was near Lodge Farm with splendid views over three counties. The course opened in the summer of 1912 and lasted about two years.

The club moved to its present location in 1914.

The following is from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph Wednesday 1 May 1912 - "Yesterday the nine-hole course of the newly-formed Worksop Town Golf Club was formally opened by Mr Longbottom, vice-president of the club, in the unavoidable absence of the president, the Duke of Portland."


Worksop Golf Club, Chesterfield Road Course. Report on the opening of the course in April 1912.


Worksop Golf Club, Chesterfield Road Course. Report on the opening of the course in April 1912.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph Wednesday 1 May 1912. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The following report is from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph Thursday 27 February 1913. “DUKE OF PORTLAND’S OFFER TO WORKSOP GOLF CLUB – His Grace the Duke of Portland has very kindly offered to the Worksop Golf Club, of which he is president, a silver cup for annual competition amongst the members.

During the winter months considerable improvements have been made to the links which were opened for play last summer. The course has been lengthened something like 1,214 yards, and an additional 19 bunkers have been judiciously made. Although all the holes, with the exception of three, have been considerably lengthened, the bogey has only been increased by two, but in the opinion of many of the members both bogey and handicaps should be appreciably increased.

With a view to popularising the game amongst the younger generation, the committee have decided that junior members, between the ages of 17 and 21, shall be admitted at half the ordinary subscriptions.

The result of the first monthly medal on the altered course is as follows; *A T T Dugard, 102-10-92; #S Broadway, 113-20-93; C J Heane, 106-12-94; J Haslam, 106-12-94; G Heward, 106-10-96. *winner of first class, #winner of second class.”

George Heward was captain of the club.

A special general meeting was held at the Waverley Hotel, Worksop, on Thursday 9 October 1913, A T T Dugard in the chair. There was a large attendance including many ladies. The treasurer, Mr A Brunyee, produced the statement of accounts which showed the club’s financial situation to be satisfactory. Prizes were presented by the chairman to competition winners, as follows; Duke of Portland’s Cup, E H Beck, second was P Palmer; Ladies’ foursomes, Miss Bealby and Miss Grace Ingram; Men’s foursomes, E H Peck and R Reynolds. 

Below is a report on the new/present course in January 1914.


Worksop Golf Club, Notts. Report on the new/present course in January 1914.

From the Sheffield Evening Telegraph Saturday 31 January 1914. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The Google Map shows the approximate location of the earlier course.