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Hutton Court Golf Club, Bleadon, Somerset. (1920s - 1950s)

The club first appeared in the early 1920s.

In April 1929 a team representing Hutton Court visited Filton Golf Club, singles in the morning and four-ball in the afternoon.

Filton Golf Club   Hutton Court Golf Club  
F W Trory 0 S Hart (2&1) 1
W J Gibbs (3&2) 1 S Hart 0
W E Bracher (2&1) 1 H Simmonds 0
G S Phelps (4&3) 1 E Porter 0
R B Everett 0 H Shirley (4&3) 1
A C Vowles (halved) 0 G Franks (halved) 0
W S Humphries 0 R Wreford (1up) 1
F C Powell 0 R Fear (1up) 1
B H Greenway (halved) 0 H March (halved) 0
A W Gully (7&6) 1 W H Vennall 0
H Dearlove (1up) 1 A Atyeo 0
H A Reed 0 R Amesbury (4&3) 1
E J Griffiths (3&2) 1 C F Hodges 0
C A Deacon 0 P James (6&5) 1
A L V Davis (8&6) 1 F Foreman 0
R J Bryant 0 A Wreford (5&3) 1
E J Wright 0 J Russell (3&2) 1
  7   8

In the four-ball matches Filton won by 7 matches to 1.

 

Hutton Court Golf Club, Bleadon, Somerset. Club button.

Hutton Court Golf Club button. 

 

In 1930 the secretary was W Tucker, 61 Charlton Road, Weston -Super-Mare. A 12-hole course at this time. The railway station at Bleadon was 1 mile away. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day and 7/6 a week. Sunday play was allowed.

Below is the result of a match played at Clevedon Golf Club in June 1930.

Clevedon Golf Club   Hutton Court Golf Club   
D C Ward 0 H Simmonds  1
W D Allen 0 H Shirley  1
K H Bain 0 H March 1
S F Grundy 1 C Upton 0
H W Hayter (half) 0 R Amesbury (half) 0
W J Hurn 0 K Flint 1
J H Wodington 1 R Foreman 0
H A Hackett 0 A Wreford  1
E H Hazell 1 A C March 0
  3   5

Below is the result of a club match played at Hutton against Clevedon in May 1931.

Hutton Court Golf Club   Clevedon Golf Club  
A Vardon 1 D C Ward 0
R Shirley 1 R H Atkins 0
H Marsh 0 F Marks 1
R Amesbury 0 W J Hurn 0
H Upton (Half) 0 H W Hayter (Half) 0
C F Hodges 1 H Currie 0
A C Nichols (Half) 0 E H Hazell (Half) 0
F Foreman 1 H A Hackett 0
S Whitson 0 J Hakins 1
  4   2

Below is the result of a match played at Hutton against Filton Golf Club in June 1931.

Hutton Court Golf Club   Filton Golf Club  
R Shirley 1 F W Trory 0
B Wreford 0 W J Gibbs  1
A Atyeo 0 H C Hull 1
R Amesbury 0 A C Vowles 1
H Upton 0 G S Phelps 1
H March 1 W F Jacobs 0
E F Peacock 0 A E Mickleburgh 1
R James 1 Harvey Burton 0
K Flint 0 S H Tripp 1
W D Payne 0 F J Tudball 1
P V S Low 0 A L V Davis 1
J G Flower 1 B H Greenway 0
A Payne (halved) 0 E J Whyte (halved) 0
A C Nichols 1 W Skelton 0
T W R Proctor 0 C Deacon 1
A Wreford 0 R Newton 1
W Webb 0 A W Clavey 1
S Whiston 1 C H H Culliford 0
J Russell 1 E J Wright 0
W Vennall 1 H V Gulley 0
F Foreman 0 E Shield 1
F Cox 1 R J Rees 0
A E Philpott (halved) 0 J W R Roberts (halved) 0
B Palmer 0 L Greenway 1
W J Martin 1 H C Morgan 0
P K Pope 1 R Phelps 0
J Gillard 1 A W Eddolls 0
  12   13

From 1935 to the early 1950s the secretary was R Shirley, Hill House, Hutton. Now a superb 18-hole course laid out on the Hutton and Bleadon Hills with a membership of 180. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day. The railway station at Weston Super Mare was 3 miles away and there was also a good bus service.

Below is the result of a match played at Filt0n in July 1936. 

Filton Golf Club   Hutton Court Golf Club  
J W Gibson and F Trory (1up) 1 R Shirley and F Blackmore 0
T H M Brown and C F Griffey (3&2) 1 R T Moore and T Prosser 0
S H Tripp and E Shield (8&7) 1 Mr Berry and A Brown 0
A Pickering and F J Tudball (1up) 1 P James and F Foreman 0
H C Morgan and T G Moore (3&1) 1 W H J Oram and S Patterson 0
H G Dykes and C Deacon (3&1) 1 E H Sharp and F Carey 0
  6   0

In a guide book of the time George Irlam, a respected and accomplished local golfer, described the course as follows. “One of the best in Somerset with springy turf, stretching along the top of the hills on land belonging to the Bisdee Estate. The club was owned by Ray Shirley and his sister Mrs Bailey, who were scratch golfers, in 1935 the Somerset Ladies invited the club to join their association but no reply was forthcoming. The land was requisitioned at the outbreak of WW2. Mr Shirley kept the greens in order during that time, but the course never re-opened”

Hutton Court Golf Club was still recorded in the mid 1950s, but it had probably disappeared well before this date, although it seems from the above quote that Mr Shirley was attempting to maintain the course.

Hutton Court Golf Club, Bleadon, Somerset. Location of the former course.

Location of the Hutton Court course.

Grid reference ST35260,57885, co-ordinates 335260,157885.