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Standish Park Golf Club, Wigan. (1930 - WW2)

First appeared in 1930 when the secretary was George Haydock, “Wyngarth” Mesnes Road, Wigan and the green-keeper H Meadows. 9-holes with a membership of 160. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 2/6 on Sunday. The station at Wigan was 4 miles away. Local hotels were the Victoria, Grand and Cherry Gardens.

Competition result from August 1930.

 

Standish Park Golf Club, Wigan. Competition result from August 1930.

Liverpool Echo Thursday 21st August 1930. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

In 1933 and 1935 the secretary was R Norman Marsden, “The Bungalow” Standish Hall, Wigan and the green-keeper J Burns. Membership had risen to about 250. Amateur course record S C Abbott 70.

Hole in One - Seven Times.

 

Standish Park Golf Club, Wigan. S C Abbott gets is seventh hole in one April 1942.

Liverpool Echo Saturday 11th April 1942. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In 1940 the secretary was R Norman Marsden, “Lyndhurst”, Gidlow Avenue, Wigan and the green-keeper J Burns. 9-holes with a SSS of 70 and a membership of 200. Amateur course record J H Dunn 66.

During the war Standish Park Golf Club closed down and the course was used for open cast mining.

Standish Park map

The curiously named Club House Farm is the only feature I found on Standish Park in 1930, this may give some clue to the location of the course.

Grid reference SD54715,08555, co-ordinates 354715,408555.