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Gripwood Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts. (1906 - 1908)

Founded in 1906. 

Below a report on the opening of the course in January 1906.

 

Gripwood Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Report on the opening in January 1906.

 

Gripwood Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Report on the opening in January 1906.

 

Gripwood Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Report on the opening in January 1906.

From the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser Saturday 20th January 1906. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

It was reported in later January 1906 that the club had a membership of 120.

In September 1906 the club professional, H A Steer, established a new record for the Gripwood course; 4,3,4,5,3,4,4,3,3 = 33. He was playing with Mr G S Pickard.

The autumn handicap was played in September 1906. Ladies competition; first, Mrs Moulton; second, Miss A Beaven. Gentlemen; first, C P Lane; second, G McCall. It was reported that the course was now in much better condition, the greens especially having become very satisfactory. 

Below is the result of a match played at Warminster against West Wilts Golf Club in June 1907.

West Wilts Golf Club   Gripwood Golf Club  
Mr Glass 1 D Awdry 0
Mr Blaxter 0 G McCall 1
Mr Nelson 0 J Beaven 1
J Callaway 0 H T Hosking 1
E H White 1 V Beaven 0
Rev. W Dixon 1 Dr. Pearse 0
J L Martin 0 T Beaven 1
Mr Dolon 0 W Pullinger 1
Dr. C Alcock 1 H Mundy 0
  4   5

The professional in 1907/8 was A Steel.

The club had disappeared by 1908.

The Google Map below show the area occupied by the former course.