Aughnacloy Golf Club, Tyrone. (1888 - 1930s)

Founded in 1888 the club disappeared prior to WW1. Revived in 1924.

The original 18-hole course was laid out in the grounds of Mr. James Pringle, of Anna House, the clubs first President. The Captain was Mr. W. H. Mann, who was also a member Royal Portrush Golf Club.


Aughnacloy Golf Club, Tyrone. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

From The Golfing Annual 1888/89.


The Aughnacloy Challenge Trophy was played in early January 1890 between Mr D J Stewart who won with a net score of 99, he beat  Mr W H Mann net 119.

At the AGM in January 1890 Mr James Pringle JP presided, and Mr D J Stewart the secretary produced the annual report from the committee. The winners of the monthly handicaps were announced as follows; January, Mr James Pringle; February, Mr A Douglas Brooke; March, Mr H Pringle; April, Mr P R Magill; May, Mr T J Abraham; June, Mr H S Sloan; July, Dr Abraham; September, Mr D J Stewart; November, Rev J McEndoo; December, Mr J D Meharg. The following office bearers were elected for the year; President, Mr Jas Pringle; vice-presidents, Mr H De L Montgomery DL, Mr Upton Mowbray JP and Mr W H Mann; captain, Mr Douglas Brooke JP; treasurer, Mr J D Meharg; secretary, Mr D J Stewart; committee, R J Betty JP, S R Magill, T J Abraham, E V Hamilton, S R Brown and R P Mowbray.

Result of the Aughnacloy Golf Club meeting held in January 1890. The first prize of £2 was won by Mr Albert Betty, second prize a silver Maltese Cross presented by Gibson & Company, Belfast was won by Mr Stewart, the third prize, a silver golf ball was won by Mr R J Browne.

Full result; Albert Betty, 111-25-86; D J Stewart, 108-18-90; R J Browne, 125-30-95; G M Hudson, 121-25-96; S R Magill, 126-30-96, G Leslie, 117-18-99; James Pringle, 118-18-100; H S Sloan, 126-25-101; J D Meharg, 122-18-104; Dr. Abraham, 146-40-106; T J Abraham, 132-25-107; W H Mann, 117-10-107; H Pringle, 192-40-152.

Below is the result of a match against Dungannon in March 1891.


Aughnacloy Golf Club, County Tyrone. Result of a match against Dungannon March 1891.

From the Tyrone Courier Saturday 28th March 1891. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Below is a report on the revival of the club in 1924.

Aughnacloy Golf Club. Hopes of a revival in 1924.

Belfast News-Letter Saturday 27th April 1924. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


Further evidence of the revived club - On Saturday 20th February 1932 the annual meeting was held, Dr. G A Pringle was elected president and John Craig secretary and treasurer.

It was reported in the Belfast News-Letter in August 1956 that "After a lapse of almost 40 years the Aughnacloy Putter is to be again competed for. Mr J R Pringle, grandson of the original donor, has handed over the trophy to Dungannon Golf Club."

The current Aughnacloy club was founded in 1995.