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Felton Golf Club, Somerset. (1890s)

The Felton Golf Club first appears in the early 1890s.

The article below is from October 1892 and shows that the club had been in existence for some time prior to this date.

 

Felton Golf Club, Somerest. Report on the club from October 1892

From the Bristol Mercury Tuesday 11th October 1892. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The report below gives firm evidence of the location of the course on Felton Common.

 

Felton Golf Club, Somerest. Report that shows the club playing on Felton Common.

From the Bristol Mercury Thurday 27th October 1892. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is the result of a match played at Felton against Long Ashton Golf Club on Saturday 27th November 1897. The Long Ashton team won by one hole but one of the Felton team retired after twelve holes and gave his opponent the remaining six. The weather was most unfavourable.

Felton Golf Club   Long Ashton Golf Club  
Rev. R Edwards 0 C H Tippet (captain) 8
Rev. E Rose 2 Sir E C Ross 0
Rev. J Galbraith 0 H McLaughlin 5
P R Cripps (captain) 4 J Nichols 0
Rev. W Shilcock 0 K C Irvine 4
Rev. H Tripp 10 H W Aubrey 0
  16   17

It's possible that Felton Golf Club could have had an association with the early development of the now defunct Nailsea Golf Club.