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Crewkerne Golf Club, Somerset. (1907 - WW1)

The earlier club was founded in 1907 with a course at Roundham.

From the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Tuesday 30th April 1907. "At Crewkerne a golf handicap was played on the Roundham Links on Saturday. The ladies' prize was halved by Mrs Gaye and Miss V Perry. The Rev. Prebendary H C Gaye carried of the other prize."

Extract from a report from the Western Gazette Friday ist December 1911. "A NEW GOLF CLUB FORMED - A meeting was held at the Victoria Hall on Tuesday evening for the purpose of considering the forming of a golf club for the town and neighbourhood, Mr H W Paget-Hoskyns presided, an there was a large attendance - The chairman explained the object of the meeting and hoped it would result in the formation of a club - Dr. MacDermot proposed, and Mr A Hart seconded that a club be formed - this was carried unanimously - It was decided that the club be called "The Crewkerne Golf Club. The election of officers resulted as follows; President, H W Paget-Hoskyns; captain, the Rev. S W E Gilhar; committee - Revs. R V L Dashwood and L J Jackson, Dr. MacDermot, A Hart, A T Love, R G Lock, W H Nicholls, A A Crossley; hon. secretary and treasurer, R G Perkins. A ladies' committee would be formed at a later date. It was decided that the initial expenses should be raised by loan. Dr MacDermot stated that the site of the proposed links were situated by permission of Mr R G Lock, on his farm at Busby Wood. It may be mentioned that the nine-hole course would be 2,780 yards. Already a good number of members have enrolled."  

Result of a bogey competition played at the Crewkerne & District Golf Club in November 1912; Dr MacDermot, 6down; Rev S W E Gilliat, 6down; P G Perkins, 7down; J O Kemball, 7down. The Ladies' competition was won by Mrs Dashwood, runner-up Miss Gilliat.  

Result of the November 1913 monthly medal; P G Perkins, 85-15-70; Dr. MacDermot, 89-15-74.

In 1914 the secretary was R G Perkins, Bank House. The professional was H Lafolley. A 9-hole course with a membership of 70. Subs for gents were £1/1/0 and ladies 10/6.  Visitors fees were 1/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month. Sunday play was not allowed. The railway station was 3 miles away.

Crewkerne Golf Club, Somerset. Golf course location.

The course was situated north of the A30, adjoining Haslebury Mill.
Grid location ST45930,11205, co-ordinates 345930,111205.

 

The Google Map below pinpoints Haselbury Mill, course adjoined.

 

 

Crewkerne Golf Club disappeared after WW1.