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Cuan Golf Club, Strangford, County Down. (1922 - 1948)

First appeared in 1922.

The club was officially opened by Lady Bangor. 

The secretary was J W MacMurray, Strangford, County Down. The green-keeper was J Dougharty.  A 9-hole course with a membership of about 90 and a SSS of 66. Course record holders were, amateur P McMullan with a score of 71 and professional J Ervine 70. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day. Sunday play allowed without caddies. The station at Downpatrick was 7 miles away.

Hole in one in March 1923.

 

Cuan Golf Club, Strangford. Hole in one at Cuan in March 1923.

From the Belfast News-Letter Friday 30th March 1923. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Below a report on the annual meeting held in March 1929.

 

Cuan Golf Club, Strangford. Report on the annual meeting held in March 1929.

From the Belfast News-Letter Monday 4th March 1929. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

From the 1933 Golfer's Handbook; Hon. secretary, J W MacMurray; green-keeper, J Teggart; course records - amateur, P McMullan, 71; professional, J Ervine, 70; visitors' fees, 1s/6d a day, 2s Sunday.

Below opening of the new clubhouse in March 1938.

 

Cuan Golf Club, Strangford. Report on the opening of the new clubhouse March 1938.

From the Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 7th March 1938. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In 1940 membership stood at 75. The long serving Mr MacMurray was still secretary, the pro was now M McConville, and the green-keeper was J Polley. Records were (a) 65 A Patterson; (p) 64 M McConville Par 68. Visitors’ fees had reduced to 1s 6d per day and 2s on Sundays.

The annual meeting was held in the clubhouse in March 1940. Reports showed that the club was in a sound position; the course had been improved. The following appointments were made; Captain, Dr. P J Moore; hon. secretary, J W MacMurray; hon.treasurer, H A Campbell. 

It was reported in June 1945 that "Cuan Golf Club wish to inform visitors that the course is in excellent playing condition and open for bookings. Arrangements can be made with the following; P J McHenry (Captian,) F G G Quayle (Hon. Secretary.)"

From 1947 to the clubs disappearance in the mid 1950s the joint secretaries were F G G Quayle and R C Watson the green-keeper was J Polley. The 9-hole course had a SSS of 66 and a Par of 68. Course records held by, amateur A Patterson 65, professional M Mc Conville 64. Visitors’ fees were now 1/6 a day, 2/- on Sundays.

Below the sad end, selling clubhouse and course equipment.

 

Cuan Golf Club, Strangford. The club has reached the end in October 1948.

From the Belfast News-Letter Tuesday 5th October 1948. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

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