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Launceston Golf Club. (1908 – WW1)

The original club first appeared in 1908.

The earlier club disappeared at the time of WW1.

The current club opened in June 1927.

It was reported in the Cornish & Devon Post in April 1908 that “The Launceston golf links will be an established fact before long.”

It took some time to get the scheme off the ground.

The following is an extract from a report that appeared in the Western Times on Tuesday 7th September 1909. “A meeting of members and supporters of the newly-formed Launceston Golf Club was held at the Guildhall, Friday, Captain J W Saunders, presiding. Mr H L Cowlard, who has been acting as temporary secretary, explained the steps which had been taken to acquire a 9-hole course at St Stephens, and stated that there were already about seventy members. Details as to subscriptions were decided on, and it was resolved that the £75 necessary to lay out the course and to cover other preliminary expenses should be raised by £1 shares, to be paid off annually, as the committee should determine. Mr J C Williams was unanimously elected president; T J Llewellin and J M Strong joint hon. secs., and G M Carter, hon. treasurer. A general committee was also elected.

Below is a report on the annual meeting in October 1910.


Launceston Golf Club, Cornwall. Report on the annual meeting in October 1910.

Cornish & Devon Post Saturday 29th October 1910. Image © Tindle Newspapers. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The Saunders Medal was played in June 1910, leading scores; C C Carter, 95-19-76; J M Strong, 104-19-85; Mrs Llewellin, 111-21-90.

Results from the autumn meeting played in September 1911.  


Launceston Golf Club, Cornwall. Results from the autumn meeting in September 1911.

Cornish & Devon Post Saturday 7th October 1911. Image © Tindle Newspapers. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


In October 1911 the course was reported to be in excellent order. B Willis, the club professional, set a new course record of 71, the par of the course being 78. Details of his round; Out – 4,4,4,4,4,4,6,4,3 = 37; Home – 4,3,4,4,3,4,5,4,3 = 34.

There was a large attendance for the annual meeting which was held in the Guildhall on Tuesday 31st October 1911, Mr Body in the chair. The annual statement of accounts was considered and adopted, showing a satisfactory balance in hand on the year’s revenue. It was resolved that the visitors’ green fee should be 1s a day, 5s a week and 12s a month. The officials for the ensuing year were elected, and the club was congratulated on the excellent condition of the course and greens, and the hope was expressed that the membership would be augmented by all who had the interest of the game and town at heart.

The club went into decline prior to WW1.