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Sapperton Park Golf Club, Cirencester. 

The club was Instituted in 1893.

Below is a report on the first handicap competition played on Boxing Day 1893. 


Sapperton Park Golf Club, Cirencester. The first handicap played on Boxing Day 1893.

From the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 8th January 1894. Image © Illustrated London News Group.


Result of the monthly competition played in June 1894; Robert Anderson, 129-50-79; J A Ross Hume, 108-20-88; E W Bubb, 116-28-88; Rev E H Townsend, 109-20-89; E C Cripps, 108-18-90; R J Mulhugs, 121-30-91; Professor Paton, 117-24-93; J Rawlins, 129-30-99; E C Sewell, 128-28-100.

Below is the result of a played against Cheltenham Golf Club on the Cleeve Hill Course on Saturday 7th November 1896.

Cheltenham Golf Club   Sapperton Park Golf Club  
F W Hayward Butt 1 J L Low 0
C Tillard 1 C N Day 0
G M Archdale 6 C O H Sewell 0
G H Logan 0 H B Haygarth 4
A A Chester 0 G H Nevile 3
T K Ashton 5 J Rawlins 0
C Baker Carr 0 E W Bubb 0
S P Ryland 6 E C Sewell 0
Mascie Taylor 5 R Anderson 0
  24   7

J L Low  had of a handicap of 5 and played at both Sapperton Park and at the Royal Agricultural College club. He won the December 1896 monthly medal at Sapperton with a with a net score of 84;  J F Gandy was runner-up with 86 net.  

Below is the result of a match against Marlborough played on April 4th 1902.


Sapperton Park Golf Club, Cirencester. Match against Marlborough April 4th 1902.

From The Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard Saturday 12th April 1902. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The following is from the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Sapperton Park Golf Club - Instituted in 1893; Membership of 70; Hon. Secretary; E B Haygarth, Siddington Manor, Cirencester; Entrance Fee and Subs both £1/1s; Eighteen-holes; Amateur record, J L Low 76; Terms for visitors, 10s/6d for two months.  

In June 1906 C O H Sewell of Sapperton was selected for the Gloucestershire County team to play Worcestershire.


Sapperton Park Golf Club, Cirencester. Location of Sapperton Park.

Sapperton Park in the centre of the above map (no course marked). Reproduced from the {1903} Ordnance Survey Map.


Below is the result of a match played at Minchinhampton on Saturday 16th March 1907, result below. 

Minchinhampton   Sapperton  
R Lewis Grist 1 C O H Sewell 0
Lawrence Grist 0 J Rawlins 1
J R M Ball 0 W H Johns 0
F G Yeo 1 A Stradling 0
F B Newman 1 E B Haygarth 0
H R Hooper 1 E C Cripps 0
H D Palmer 1 W G Tovey 0
  5   1

The following  is an extract from a report that appeared in the Gloucester Journal Saturday 13th March 1909. "Cirncester Golf Club - Proposed New Course - The great excellence of the Sapperton Park course - kindly granted for the use of golf by Earl Bathurst - has always been admitted , but it's unalterable distance from Cirencester has generally militated against the frequency and regularity of its use.

This resulted in the selection of a course within two miles of the town and easily accessible by foot or on wheels. Mr  James Braid has been engaged to lay out the course."

Cirencester Golf Club bases its early history on the Sapperton Park Golf Club.

The Google Map below pinpoints Sapperton Park.