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Slaithwaite & District Golf Club, Yorks. (1906 - 1930s)

The following is an extract from a report that appeared in the Leeds Mercury on Friday March 9th 1906. "An interesting discussion took place at last night's meeting of Slaithwaite District Council, respecting a store-room erected on the golf links at Lingards by the local club. This, it was stated, had been erected without plans having been submitted, and did not conform to the by-laws. At last month's meeting the Council decided to "pass on to the next business" but last night the question was reopened by Mr Beaumont, a Labour member, who described the erection as a "gentlemen's club." Had it been a working men's club, he said, it would not have been tolerated. Mr Varley objected to it being termed a gentlemen's club, stating that most of the members had to work for their living. Eventually the Council decided to view the erection."

The Slaithwaite & District course was opened on Saturday 5th May 1906;  Mr J Taylor, the club President, officiated. The nine-hole course was laid out on 30 acres of ground and measured 2,073 yards. Five of the greens were newly laid, the others were "natural." The club had a membership of 65. Mr Pogson had given a gold medal for competition. The opening match was played by Mr D Stoner Crowther and Alec Herd, the Huddersfield Golf Club professional. Mr Crwother received six shots and the match finished all-square.    

The club was still in existence in 1907.  

Throughout the 1920s to the club's disappearance in the early 1930s the secretary was J Quarmby, telephone Huddersfield 534. The professional was F Bennett. A 9-hole course with a membership of about 100. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 2/6d a day at weekend. Sunday play was allowed without caddies. The station at Slaithwaite was 1 mile away tramcars ran to within 5 minutes of the course.