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Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. (1921 - 1960s)

It was reported in March 1921 that the notice board of the Cinderford Golf Club had been damaged.

There is also mention of a Cinderford member playing in a county competition in 1922.

The club re-appeared in 1931 and continued to be listed in the Golfer’s Handbook until the early 1960s. Throughout this time the secretary was R O James, High Street, Cinderford, telephone 14. The professional and green-keeper was R Knight. A nine-hole golf course. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a round, 2/- a day, 7/6 a week and 15/- a month. Sunday play was allowed without caddies. The railway station at Cinderford was 1 ½ miles away. This being a repetitive entry it’s probable that the club disappeared prior to the 1960s.

In a report on the meeting of the Gloucestershire Golf Union in February 1931 it was stated by the treasurer, Eric Fowler that “They had lost no clubs, and he hoped now that the Cinderford Golf Club had been resuscitated, they would come back into the Union.” 

The first annual dance and presentation held in November 1932.

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. The annual dance and presentation November 1932.

From the Gloucester Journal Saturday 12th November 1932. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

 

The match secretary in 1933 was Francis E Teague.  

The club-head below is marked Thomas James, Cinderford. It can be assumed that Thomas James was the professional at Cinderford at some time, the Cinderford club would probably have been too small to support a golf club maker. The club would probably have been supplied ready stamped by Spalding.

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. Picture of a Spalding club-head marked Thomas James, Cinderford.

Hand forged Spalding golf club marked Thomas James, Cinderford.

 

The annual dance in November 1933.

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. The annual dance and presentation November 1933.

The Gloucester Citizen Wednesday 15th November 1933. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

A regional competition for the Daily Telegraph trophy was played in April 1938.

The annual dance in November 1938.

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. Picture of the annual dance in November 1933.

The Gloucester Journal Saturday November 19th 1938. Image © Local World Limited/Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

It’s recorded that the St White’s Farmhouse was used as clubhouse in the mid twentieth century.

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. The 1953 O.S map showing St. White's farmhouse the Cinderford clubhouse.

St White’s Farm is in the centre of the above map, the course is not marked. © Crown Copyright {1953}

 

Cinderford Golf Club, Gloucestershire. Course location.

Location of the Cinderford course.