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Walsall Municipal (Gorway) Golf Club, Gorway Road, Walsall. (1930s)

When Walsall Golf Club moved to the other side of The Broadwaay in about 1930 the council eventually decided to revive the old course. The Walsall Municipal Golf Course came into being in about 1934.

In the late 1930s the secretary was R J B Shelley, 63 Highgate Drive, Walsall, telephone 4248. The professional was G Hughes and the green-keeper C E Golder. It was a 15-hole course with a S.S.S of 69 and a Par of 70. The amateur course record was held by S Perkins with a score of 65. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a round, 1/3 a round on Sundays. The station at Walsall was 1 ½ miles away. Local hotels were the George and the Stork.

It’s likely that the Walsall Municipal Club moved on to the course vacated by Walsall Golf Club, they moved location due to the introduction of a new road development in the 1920s. (see Walsall Golf Club for map)

Below is the result of the Gorway Club's Coronation Cup competition played in May 1939.

 

Walsall Municipal (Gorway) Golf Club, Gorway Road. Result of the Coronation Cup competition May 1939.

From the Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle Saturday 20th May 1939. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

 

The club held a special competition in August 1939 in aid of the Walsall General Hospital's £30,000 appeal. Ladies' competition 18-hole medal - Mrs N Davis and Mrs P Smallman tied with 68; Men's 18-hole medal, S Aldridge, 65; Mixed foursome, Mrs B Watson and L Watson; Mixed greensome, Mrs B Watson and S Smallman; Ladies' putting a tie between Mrs Deuchars and Miss N Smallman. 

At a meeting of the Gorway Golf Club on Wednesday 2nd April 1941, Councillor W R Wheway presiding, it was decided that as it was impossible to hold representative competitions, operations should be suspended for the duration of the war, but that the club should remain in existence and members invited to continue their subscriptions voluntarily. R J B Shelley and A J Eyland will continue to act as hon. secretary and hon. treasurer respectively.

 

Walsall Municipal (Gorway) Golf Club, Gorway Road. The course is reduced to nine-holes due to the war.

From the Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle Saturday 9th August 1941. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Below the Gorway course was required for the growing of crops in 1943.

 

Walsall Municipal (Gorway) Golf Club, Gorway Road. The course is required for the war effort 1943.

From the Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle Saturday 30th January 1943. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The course can be seen on the Britain From Above link below:

Walsall Municipal Golf Club did not appear following the war.