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Woodhouse Golf Club, Rotherham. (1929 - 1944)

First appeared in 1929. 

Below is a report on the annual meeting in 1930.


Woodhouse Golf Club, Rotherham. Report on the first annual meeting in April 1930.

From the Sheffield Independent Wednesday 16th April 1930. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


As can be seen below the nine-hole course was laid out on three fields belonging to Myrtle Bank Farm with a yearly rent of £12.


Woodhouse Golf Club, Rotherham. Report confirming the location of the golf course.

From the Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer Saturday 14th January 1933. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


In January 1934 the Woodhouse Golf Club held their annual ball in the Endowed Schoolroom, Woodhouse. Jack Cowley and his band provided the music, Mr Owen Lister was M.C., Mr J Hardcastle was in charge of arrangements.

Below is the result of a ladies match played at Woodhouse against Hallowes  in June 1936.

Woodhouse Ladies' Golf Club   Hallowes Ladies' Golf Club  
Miss Lyon 1 Mrs Village 0
Mrs Reed  0 Mrs Gautrey 1
Miss Hardcastle 0 Mrs Harrison 1
Mrs Lamb 1 Mrs Portway 0
Mrs Bridgwater 1 Miss Roberts 0
Miss Clark 1 Mrs Badger 0
Mrs Hardcastle 1 Mrs Baxter 0
  5   2

Result of the July 1936 monthly medal; J A Harrison, 84-20-64; S Sharrard, 82-18-64; H Crossland, 91-22-69; A Burton, 93-23-70; C Crossland, 92-18-74. A four-ball bogey competition was played over the Bank Holiday at the end of the month, result as follows; Miss Clarke & W Noble. 5up; Mrs Bridgewater & C Lamb, 4up; Mrs Lamb & F Parkin, 3up; Miss D Hardcastle & F Camden, 1up; Mrs Sharrard & L A Williams, all square; Miss J B & S M Hardcastle, 2down; Mrs E & J Hardcastle, 3down; Mrs Parkin & J Harrison, 6down; Miss Thomas & W Hague, 6down; Miss Ball & E Whiteley, 7down. 

Result of the ladies L.G.U monthly medal August 1936; Miss G Clark, 101-34-67; Mrs Hardcastle, 109-36-73; Mrs Reed, 94-21-73; Miss Hardcastle, 99-23-76.

In April 1939 Mr J Hardcastle, hon. secretary, reported that E B Shepherd, a club member whose handicap was 9, went round the Woodhouse course in 67 gross. He reached the turn in 34, and had only one 2, at the twelfth.

It was reported In January 1944 that the Woodhouse Golf Club was to be disbanded.


Woodhouse Golf Club, Rotherham. Location of the course on the 1935 O.S map.

The above map shows Myrtle Bank Farm in the centre, unfortunately the golf course is not marked. © Crown Copyright {1935}


The Google Map below pinpoints the location of Myrtle Bank Farm.