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Ledbury Golf Club, Hereford. (1899 - WW2)

There is evidence of an earlier Ledbury club.

On Saturday 21 April 1899 Bromyard (Broad Oak) visited Ledbury to play the first match against the newly-formed Ledbury Golf Club. The result of the match below. 


Ledbury Golf Club   Bromyard Golf Club  
Miss M Whatley & Rev C Black 3 Miss Kempson & C L Enderby 0
Miss F Whatley & Rev W P Matthews 0 Miss Wight & Col Prescott-Decie 1
Mrs Swift & Rev G Swift 0 Miss M Nicholl & Rev E Childe-Freeman 3
Miss Emily Scobell & C Kennedy Black 1 Miss Enderby & Rev E Hewitt 0
Miss P Scobell & R Masefield 1 Miss F L Enderby & Rev S McArthur 0
  5   4


Ledbury Golf Club   Bromyard Golf Club  
Miss M Whatley 0 Miss Wright 0
Mrs Swift 4 Miss Enderby 0
Miss Scobell 1 Miss F L Enderby 0
Miss F Whatley 0 Miss M Nicholl 0
Miss E Scobell 0 Miss H Kempson 4
Rev C Black 4 Col Prescott-Decie 0
R Masefield 2 Rev E Hewitt 0
C K Black 3 Rev E L Childe-Freeman 0
Rev G Swift 0 Rev S McArthur 0
Rev Matthews 0 C L Enderby 0
  14   4

Founded 1908. A 9-hole course, Sunday play was allowed. The station was 1 mile away. Local hotels were the Feathers and the Talbot.

  Secretary Green-keeper
1914 H Down at the N&P Bank.  
1923 Chas E Baker, 4 New Street, Ledbury.  
1927/9 J Hatton, Oasteys Road, Ledbury. William Ridler
1930s F Lewington.  
1937/40 A Blakemore, 9 The Homend, Ledbury. H Short

In 1914 there was a membership of 30. There was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £1/1/0, for ladies, boys and girls under 17 and non residents’ subs were 10/6. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 4/- a week and 10/6 a month.

In 1923 membership was just 20. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month.

In May 1927 the periodical competition for the Ledbury Club's Cup was won by W G Anderson, 92-16-76; H Taylor and W H Kennedy were second and third.

Annual Meeting in March 1928.


Ledbury Golf Club, Herefordshire. Report on the annual meeting in March 1928.

Gloucester Citizen Wednesday 21 March 1928. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


Ordnance Survey Map from the 1920s showing the golf course.


Ledbury Golf Club, Hereforshire. O.S. Map showing the golf course.

O.S. Map Revised 1926; © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1931}.


In the early 1930s club membership was 30.

Result of a Mixed foursomes competition played in May 1934; Miss L Tilley and Mr J W Oakes, net 76; Miss E R Oakes and Mr R S Tookey, net 80.

The competition for the Coronation Spoon was played in May 1937 and was won by Mr A R C Turner.

From 1937 to the club's final appearance in 1940 membership was 50 and Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

Ledbury Golf Club, Hereford. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Ledbury course.