Wakefield Golf Club, Heath Common Course. (1892 - 1910)

Founded 1892 the club played on Heath Common, it continued at this site until 1910 when it moved to its present location at Woodthorpe Lane.

Result of the Challenge Cup, donated by Colonel Charlesworth MP and played in April 1895. A 36 hole scratch competition, twelve competitors took part and it was won by the captain of the club Mr Wilfred Creswick. Scores; Mr W Creswick, 194; Mr Claude Loatham, 203; Dr J Murray, 204; Mr M H Peacock, 207; Mr H M Briggs, 209.

Below is the result of the monthly medal played at Heath Common on Saturday 16 April 1898. 

A H Newbald 90 12 78 M H Peacock 94 7 87
S Brutton 95 15 80 F Woodcock 97 10 87
G H Peacock 84 scr 84 H Trinder 107 20 87
H B Slatter 93 9 84 R Rowand 99 11 88
C F Badeley 88 3 85 E T B Simpson 104 15 89
P Wood 92 7 85 Dr J Murray 94 4 90
W Creswick 90 4 86 F E Shepherd 119 27 92
B Haigh 96 10 86 J O E Davenport 124 24 100

Result of the February medal played on the Heath course in February 1903; J L Lee, 101 – 18 – 83; J W Whittle, 94 – 8 – 86; W T Lipecomb, 100 – 14 – 86; R Rowand, 95 – 4 – 91; J P B Maitland, 118 – 27 – 91; G E Stringer, 121 – 25 – 96.

Result of a ladies bogey competition held in March. Ladies under 36 handicap; Mrs Carr (18) 10 down, Miss F E Percy-Tew (18) 11down. Ladies over 36 handicap; Mrs Newbold (45) 8 down, Mrs W G Bousfield (45) 9 down.

The AGM was held at the Bull Hotel on Thursday 28 January 1904. Mr J L Lee the captain chaired the meeting. Total membership of the club was now 189. Dr Slatter was unanimously re-elected president. The following were elected on to the committee; W Clarke, W Creswick, W Hurst, F Lee, J L Lee, M H Peacock, J F Warrington, F E Shepherd, Rev S C Whalley and J Whittle. At the committee meeting held afterwards, Mr J F Warrington was elected captain, Mr C W L Fernandes, treasurer, Mr R Rowand and Mr C C Roberts joint secretaries.

Result of the January 1907 monthly medal played on The Heath; W Roulstone, 88-8-80; Rev. C M Potts, 92-6-86; J R Farewell, 97-10-87; M H Pocock, 98-9-89; A Creswick, 96-7-89; G Poppleton, 109-18-91.

Report on the move to the new course in October 1910.

 

Wakefield Golf Club, Heath Common Course. Report on the move to the new golf course in October 1910.

Yorkshire Evening Post Thursday 6 October 1910. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Heath Golf Club (now defunct - see separate entry) moved on to Heath Common in the 1920s.