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Corbridge Golf Club, Northumberland. (1913 - 1954)

First appeared prior to WW1.

The report below is from April 1914.

 

Corbridge Golf Club, Northumberland. Report from the Newcastle Journal in April 1914.

From the Newcastle Journal Tuesday 7th April 1914. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In 1923 the secretary was Norman Hudson, 55 Larkspur Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne and the professional H Raisbeck. A 9-hole course located south of Prospect Hill with a membership of 100. Visitors’ fees were; 1/- a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month. The station at Corbridge was 1 mile away.

In the late 1920s the secretary was Robert Hudson, Larkspur Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

In about 1934 the club moved to the north of Corbridge to a course located at Deadridge Lane, the A69 main road now runs through the middle of the former course. Grid reference for the Deadridge Lane course, NY99675,65500, co-ordinates 399675,565500.

Features of the former Deadridge Lane course can be seen on the Google Map below. South of the man road the pinpointed area looks like a former green and tee.  

 

 

For the second year in succession a Seghill player was successful in the Royal Infirmary competition, organized by the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs and played over the Tynemouth course on Saturday 21st September 1935, a Corbridge golfer was runner-up; Leading scores; J G Forster (Seghill), 81-13-68; H Smith (Corbridge), 83-14-69; A E Howe (Morpeth), 88-18-70.

In 1940 and 1947 the address given was Corbridge Golf Club, Deadridge Lane. The secretary was A Beattie, Princes Street, Corbridge-on-Tyne and the green-keeper W Charlton. The 9-hole course had a SSS of 72. Visitors’ fees were; 1/6 a day, 2/- a day at weekend and Bank Holidays.

Below a report on the Flourishing Club in May 1940, most unusual at this difficult time. The officials were; president, T D Straker-Smith; captain, G L Bradley; secretary A Beattie; treasurer; George Forster.

 

Corbridge Golf Club, Northumberland. The club was flourishing despite WW2.

From the Newcastle Journal Wednesday 15th May 1940. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

At the annual meeting in May 1942 an increased membership and profit was reported. It was also stated that competitions played during the season had raised a total of £41 for the Red Cross and the Corbridge War Service Fund.

1951 and the secretary was M H Smith, “Greengates” Aydon Road, Corbridge-on-Tyne and the greenkeeper W B Hope. Club membership was 130. Visitors’ fees were; 2/- a day, 3/- at weekend and Bank Holiday. Local hotels were the Wheatsheaf and the Angel.

In 1954 the Corbridge club ceased to exist and most of the members went to play their golf at Hexham.

 

Corbridge Golf Club, Northumberland. Location of the formercourse.

Above is the location of the earlier Corbridge course.(Grid reference NY99720,61900, co-ordinates 399720,561900.) The club moved to its Deadridge Lane course in 1934.