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Oswestry Golf Club, Llanymynech Hill Course. (1903 - 1931)

The club was founded in 1903.

J Wingate, the professional at Ross-on-Wye, laid out the original nine-hole Oswestry golf course at LLanymynech.

The club moved to their current course at Aston Park in the early 1930s.

In 1933 the current Llanymynech Golf Club began playing golf on Llanymmynech Hill.

Below is the result of a match played at Newtown Golf Club in August 1904.

Newtown Golf Club   Oswestry Golf Club  
Captain Westby 10 Mr Howeason 0
E Powell 0 Mr Jones 3
S P Powell 10 Mr Grant 0
D H Lewis 7 Colonel Twyford 0
Dr. Purchas 1 Mr Tovey 0
W Watkins 0 Mr Noake 4
  28   7

Result of a match played on the Oswestry course against Shrewsbury Golf Club in October 1904.

Oswestry Golf Club   Shrewsbury Golf Club  
F G Grant 0 R D Thomson (captain) 1
J E Jones 0 C J Baker 1
Captain Westby 0 J H Barker 1
G V Tovey (captain) 0 H H Clarke 1
E D Evans 0 H B Baker 0
C W Noake 0 W H Witherby 0
Rev T Stevens 1 G H Lock 0
  1   4

From the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Membership of 70; hon. secretary – Geo. S Tovey, Lloyd’s Bank, Oswestry; captain, J Edwin Jones; Entrance Fee 10s/6d and subs &1/1s; nine-holes; Professional – William Stephenson; professional record - Wm. Stephenson, 38; amateur record – R D Thomson (Shrewsbury Golf Club), 41; visitors’ on introduction, 1s a day, 3s/6d a week, 10s a month; station at Pont three quarters of a mile. The course is situated on Llanymynech Hill about five and a half miles from Oswestry. The holes vary from 110 to 400 yards in length. The hazards are natural consisting of rocks, old quarries, gorse and bracken. The views are extremely fine.  On one side the plains of Shropshire, on the other the hills of Wales.  

In March 1906 the members of the club, to mark their esteem for their secretary and treasurer, Mr G S Tovey, manager of the Oswestry branch of Lloyds Bank, who was leaving to take charge of the Presteign branch, presented him with a silver tea service.

The competition for the Wynne Corrie Cup, presented by the president, Mr A Wynne Corrie, was played in May 1906. The winner was D R Evans (Ellesmere College,) the joint runners-up were G R Venables and F Grant. This was the second year the cup had been played for. The winner the previous year was the captain, Mr G R Venables.

The December bogey competition in 1906 finished with three players on all square; F J Grant (7); F L Jackson (9); F A Phillips (12.)

Result of a match played on Llanymynech Hill against Shrewsbury Golf Club in June 1909.

Oswestry Golf Club   Shrewsbury Golf Club  
F Grant 0 G Childe-Freeman (3 and 1) 1
F L Jackson (3 and 2) 1 R D Thomson 0
F A Phillips 0 H J Bennett (1up) 1
C S Gasquoine 0 G H Seers (3 and 1) 1
A Anderson 0 E L Mylius (2 and 1) 1
C E W Neake (2 and 1) 1 C Williams Vaughan 0
J Grant (4 and 2) 1 R E Foniger 0
J Maclardy (2up) 1 R Attfield 0
  4   4


Oswestry Golf Club, Llanymynech Hill Course. Result of the annual competition for the rose bowl October 1909.

From the Shrewsbury Chronicle Friday 15 October 1909. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


In March 1915 a memorial service was held Sellatyn Parish Church for Lieutenant Gilbert Rowland Venables, 2nd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, who had been killed by a sniper in France. An all round sportsman he had been captain of the Oswestry Golf Club for several years.

Result of a match against Shrewsbury played in June 1927.


Oswestry Golf Club, Llanymynech Course. Result of a match against Shrewsbury in June 1927.

Western Mail Saturday 25 June 1927. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


Below the course is extended to eighteen-holes.


Oswestry Golf Club, Llanymynech Hill Course. The course is extended to 18-holes in January 1928.

From the Birmingham Daily Gazette Tuesday 31 January 1928. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.


At the annual meeting on Tuesday 17 March 1931, the chairman, Rev. O F Jackson, said the scheme at Aston Park, Oswestry, where they had constructed a new golf course and clubhouse, had cost £2,966, of which all but £230 had been raised. The club membership now stood at 220, and if it was increased to 300 the club would not have the least financial anxiety.


Oswestry Golf Club. Report on the new course at Aston Park in March 1931.

Staffordshire Sentinel Wednesday  11 March 1931. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The Google Map below shows the Llanymynech Golf Course the former home of Oswestry Golf Club.