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Liskeard and District Golf Club, Cornwall. (1930 - 1950s)

From the Western Morning News Saturday 2 April 1930 - "Formerly the golfer staying at Looe had to make a journey of twelve miles to Crafthole to play the Royal and Ancient game, but this is now remedied. Six miles away in the Liskeard area a new golf course has been opened. Although the links are not complete, play is possible." 

In the early 1930s when the secretary was W P Mann, Lloyd’s Bank Ltd., Liskeard. The club continued to the late 1950s. A 9 hole course. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 10/- a week and £1 a month. The station at Liskeard was 2 ½ miles away.

Below is a report on the March 1931 annual meeting.

 

Liskeard Golf Club, Cornwall. Report on the annual meeting held in March 1931.

 

 

Liskeard Golf Club, Cornwall. Report on the annual meeting held in March 1931.

Cornish Guardian Thursday 26 March 1931. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Report on the annual meeting March 1932.

 

Liskeard Golf Club, Cornwall. Report on the annual meeting held in March 1932.

Western Morning News Friday 4 March 1932. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Competition result for the Wykes-Sneyd Cup played in June 1932.

 

Liskeard Golf Club, Cornwall. Competition result for the Wykes-Sneyd Cup in June 1932.

Cornish Guardian Thursday 30 June 1932. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

A meeting at the Public Rooms, Liskeard, on Tuesday 30 October 1934, received the report of the committee appointed to inquire in to the continuance of the golf course at Higher Lodge. J A Eliott presided. Mr S Maggs reported that there was a credit balance in the bank to the OLD golf club, and Dr B B Metcalfe stated that arrangements had been made with the Duchy of Cornwall, owners of the land, with a view to the appointment of joint trustees. Dr E S Toogood pointed out that the present lease would terminate on December 25, and moved that an extra-ordinary general meeting be called with a view to re-leasing the ground from the tenant, Mr Wills, and continuing the club. Dr N Garrard seconded, and the resolution was unanimously carried.

At the annual meeting in January 1936 it was stated that there had been renewed interest in the club and more use of the course by members during 1935. The acting secretary, Mr J T Pawlyn, reported that the general opinion was that the club had had a very successful year, and its continuance had been fully justified. The membership, however, had shown a small decline from 99 to 93. The excellent work of the greenkeeper was shown by the superb condition of the course. Dr B B Metcalfe said they should be aiming at membership of 100 plus, and this was definitely achievable.

Result of a mixed foursome match played in September 1936 against Fowey Golf Club at Liskeard. 

Liskeard Golf Club   Fowey Golf Club  
Dr Toogood & Mrs Edgcumbe (6&5) 1 Dr O'Keefe & Mrs Sabian 0
B Spooner & Mrs Hancock (half) 0 L R Williams & Mrs Maslen (half) 0
H Toms & Mrs Toms (1up) 1 J H Rawlings & Mrs O'Keefe 0
Dr Garrad & Mrs Badcock  0 V Carter & Miss Sabian (7&5) 1
S Maggs & Miss Nuttall (1up) 1 L Maslen & Mrs Williams 0
S Lew & Mrs Lew 0 L Rapson & Miss Mitchell 1
  3   2

Report on the annual meeting held in January 1937.

 

Liskeard and District Golf Club, Cornwall. Report on the annual meeting held in January 1937.

Cornish Guardian Thursday 28 January 1937. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Competition results from September and October 1937; Wykes Sneyd Cup, D Drew beat Dr Toogood 4 & 3; Toogood Cup (ladies), Mrs K Mallett beat Mrs E Lewis at the 21st hole; September running medal, F Alford, 80-18-62; September running medal (ladies), Mrs K Mallett, 97-34-63.

Result of a club match played at Whitsand Bay in September 1938, the home team also won the foursomes.

Whitsand Bay Golf Club   Liskeard Golf Club  
E Garland 1 C E Woodford 0
Capt Kelly 1 F Alford 0
A Lobb 1 S Lewis 0
A Davey 1 H Leaman 0
J Hanley 1 Capt Oddie 0
C Hancock 0 S Maggs 1
W J Bean 1 H Toms 0
M Peiniger 1 Dr Raynes 0
H Dyer 0 L Hancock 1
Capt Williams 1 D R Venning 0
  8   2

The Liskeard & District club held its second annual dance in November 1938. There was a large attendance including members of neighbouring golf clubs. Entertainment was supplied by Nicholas and his Band, the M.C was Mr E Lewis. 

The Google Map below pinpoints Higher Coombe, location of the golf course.