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Hythe & Dibden Golf Club, Hants. (WW2 - 1950s)

Probably the former Hollybank Golf Club.

Hythe & Dibden appeared following WW2 when the secretary was P J Rolt, Hartgrove, Dibden Purlieu. The professional was D Pook and the green-keeper L Cavill all these were serving at Hollybank in 1940. Hythe & Dibden had a 9-hole course with a SSS and Par of 70. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a round, 3/- a day at weekend it was 2/6 a round and 4/- a day.

From 1951 to the clubs closure in the mid 1950s the secretary was F H Sanders, The Croft, Hythe. The professional was T Gillett and the green-keeper L Cavill. A 9-hole course with a SSS of 73 and Par 72 and a membership of 150. Amateur course record holder was A M Hudson 71. Visitors’ fees were 4/- a day, 5/- at weekend. The railway station at Hythe was ½ mile away. Local hotels were the Westcliff Hall and Golden Hind.

In the Hants Alliance of Amateurs and Professionals played at Waterlooville in June 1952 T Gillett and H C Tuck represented the Hythe & Dibden Golf Club.

See Hollybank Golf Club entry for course location.