Stapleford Golf Club, Wiltshire. (1887 - WW1)

Founded in 1887.

The club does not appear in the 1888/89 Golfing Annual.

The professional in 1890/1 was William Mitchell.

Competition results played at Easter in 1891.

 

Stapleford Golf Club, Wiltshire. Competition results played at Easter 1891.

"Golf" Friday 17 April 1891. Images © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Interesting that Homington is mentioned in the report below in April 1893. 

 

Stapleford Golf Club, Wiltshere. Result of a competition played in April 1893.

From the Salisbury & Wiltshire Journal Saturday 8 April 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

From the same newspaper as above the unfortunate loss for the Reverend gives us a bit of a clue to the location of the golf course.

“Lost on the Stapleford Golf Links, between Steeple Langford and Berwick St James, a silver hunter watch and chain, with gold medal and trinkets attached. Anyone returning to the Rev. G Hext, Steeple Langford, will be rewarded.”

Entry from the 1896-97 Golfing Annual - Stapleford Golf Club, Instituted 1887. The course of eighteen-holes is situated on Stapleford Downs. The nearest station at Wishford (Great Western Railway) is three miles from the green. 

In 1902 it was listed as having  an 18-hole course.

The club disappeared before WW1.