Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. (1924 – 2017)

 The club was founded in 1924.

Report on the opening of the new course in May 1924.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Report on the opening of the course in May 1924.

Birmingham Daily Gazette Monday 19 May 1924. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Below are entries from the Golfer’s Handbook 1928 to 1937.

Golfer’s Handbook 1928; Trimpley Road; Membership 138; Secretary – L Garforth, 56 Francis Road Kidderminster

1933; Membership 120; Secretary – P Johnson, “Brentwood” Stourport Road, Kidderminster; Green-keeper, S Whatmore; 9-holes; Visitors - .2s/6d a day; Sunday play.

1937; Membership 120; Secretary – H Hodgkinson, “Hyndene” 38 Franche Road, Kidderminster; Professional, W D Jones; 9-holes, Par 70, SSS70.

From the Birmingham Daily Post Friday 17 May 1940 – “HABBERLEY CLUB TO CARRY ON – A determination to carry on despite a fall in revenue which was described as “catastrophic “ was stressed at the annual meeting of the Habberley Golf Club. The professional and groundsman having joined the Army, members have undertaken the cutting and upkeep of the course, apart from the greens it is in excellent condition. G S Tomkinson was re-elected president; H Hodgkinson, honorary secretary; E J Barker, captain.”

From the Evening Despatch Friday 5 July 1940 –“Pte. Walter Dennis Jones, of Kidderminster, who before enlistment was professional to the Habberley Golf Club, is officially reported missing. News was last received from him on 21 May. He was attached to the R.A.O.C.”

It was reported at the end of May 1941 that Mrs W D Jones, wife of Pte. Jones, had heard from the War Office that it was regretfully concluded that he died on 30 May last year.

The following information is taken from the Golfer’s Handbook from 1947 to 2014.

1947; Membership 150; Secretary, E J Barker; Professional, D Lewis; 9-holes, Par an SSS, 70; Visitors – 2s/6d a day; Sunday play.

1951; Membership 150; Secretary, A Crocker; Professional and green-keeper, J P Mearns; Visitors, 3s/6d a day.

!956/57; Membership 130; Secretary – D S Gregory, 7 Wolverley Road, Franche; Green-keeper, D Phillips; 9-holes, SSS 65; Visitors - 3s/6d a day, 5 shillings at weekend and bank holidays.

1961; Membership 130; Secretary, George A Phillips; Green-keeper, F Halford.

1964; Membership 200; Secretary, C Bradley; Steward, P Cuppage; Visitors – 5 shillings a day, Saturday 7s/6d, Sunday and bank holiday 10 shillings.

1966; Secretary, C Bradley; Steward, Mrs R Grealy; Visitors – 10s a day, £1 at weekend and bank holiday, playing with a member 5s and 10s respectively.

1972; Secretary, A Handley; 9-holes, SSS 65; Visitors – 50p weekdays, £1 weekends.

1975; Membership 200; Secretary, J M Pell; 9-holes, 5440 yards, SSS 67; Visitors- £1.10p.  

1982 to 1988; Private; Membership 400; Secretary, J M Pell; Amateur course record – J Pearce, 65; Visitors - £4.50.

1991; Membership 400; Secretary, D B Lloyd; 9-holes, 5,440 yards; Amateur course record – D Kwei, 62; Visitors, £10.

1998 to 2004; 9-hole parkland course; 5,481 yards, SSS 69; Visitors - £10.

2006; Membership 140; Secretary, P Blakeway; 9-hols, 5401 yards, SSS 67; Visitors £15.

2009 to 2014; Founded 1924; Secretary, D S McDermott. 

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of an earlier course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of an earlier course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of a later course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of a later course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of a later course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of a later course scorecard.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Picture of a later course scorecard.

Above scorecards courtesy of an Davies.

 

Pictures below of the former golf course and clubhouse.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.

 

Habberley Golf Club, Low Habberley, Kidderminster. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.