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Headley Heath Golf Club, Worcestershire. (1912 - WW1)

Founded in 1912.

The nine-hole course was beautifully situated within a ten minute walk of Lifford station and twenty minutes from the tram terminus at Alcester Lanes End. Shortly after opening there had been an influx of members, the ladies’ section having reached the limit and the gentlemen’s section was nearly full.

It was reported in March 1913 that the former Moseley professional, Tom Lewis, had taken up a similar position at Headley Heath.  

In 1914 the secretary was J W Bendall, 22 Oakfield Road, Cannon Hill, Birmingham. The professional was Tom Lewis. A 9-hole course; memmbership of 200. Entry fees for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Subs for gents £1/11/6, ladies £1/1/0. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, weekend and Bank Holidays 2/- a day. Sunday play with caddies was allowed.

Below is a letter to the Birmingham Mail which confirms that the course was situated at Bell’s Farm.

 

Headley Heath Golf Club, Worcestershire. Letter from the Birmingham Mail January 1914.

From the Birmingham Mail Thursday 8th January 1914. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

 Below is the result of a match played at Headley Heath against Hearsall Golf Club in June 1914.

Headley Heath Golf Club   Hearsall Golf Club  
J Brown (5&4) 1 A G Hadden 0
P Hackett (1up) 1 J Wormell 0
G Hackett (4&3) 1 R Tilt 0
W Stone (half) 0 J Holt (half) 0
J Butler 0 T Hancox (2&1) 1
J W Bendall 0 R Wormell (2&1) 1
R Wilkie 0 R H Strong (3&1) 1
G P Mitchell 0 C Floyd (1up) 1
W O Perry (8&7) 1 C Fuller 0
S Mills (2up) 1 J Simpson 0
C Jones (2&1) 1 G F Kerby 0
W Phillips 0 A Turner (2&1) 1
  6   5

Bell’s Farm is marked on the top left on the O.S Map below.

 

Headley Heath Golf Club, Worcestershire. The Golf Course marked on the 1916 O.S Map.

© Crown Copyright {1916}

 

Headley Heath Golf Club disappeared after WW1.

The Google Map below shows the location of the former Headley Heath golf course.