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Cullybackey (Craig's Park) Golf Club, County Antrim. (1914 - 1950)

First appeared in 1914.

 

Cullybackey Golf Club, County Antrim. Proposed nine-hole golf course January 1914.

From the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph Saturday January 3rd 1914. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In 1923 the secretary was K J Frazer, Hillmount, Cullybackey. A 9 hole course. The green-keeper was J Gordon. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 3/- a week, 5/- a month. The station at Cullybackey was 1 ¾ miles way.

In the late 1920s the secretary was W J Kenohan, Spring Hill, Cullybackey. The SSS was 65 and the club had a membership of  80.

Article from the Northern Whig Friday 16th May 193o. "Craig's Park Club - Many improvements to the course - At a meeting of the old Culleybackey Golf Club in December last it was proposed and passed that the name of the club be changed to the Craig's Park Golf Club. Since that time the club have secured a long lease of the links from their popular President, Mr Stott, of Craigdun, at a reduction of £35 per annum in the rent, and through the exertions of the Development Committee the grounds, and especially the course, the fairways have been vastly improved, so much so that at the present time the golf course is one of the finest nine-hole courses in the North of Ireland.

At the annual meeting on Wednesday evening Mr S J Frazer, captain of the club, presided - the hon. secretary, W J Kernohan, J.P., submitted the annual report which showed that during the year the membership had been well maintained. J Gillespie, on behalf of the treasurer, submitted the financial report, which showed a balance in had of £140. Dr Houston was elected captain for the year, and Charles Curry vice-captain. Miss Watson, S Marshall and John Johnston were elected to fill the places of Mr Frazer, Mr Curry, and Miss Humphreys on the Council, and S G Haughton, and Mr Frazer were co-opted members of the Council. J Gillespie was appointed hon. secretary in place of W J Kernohan who resigned. R N Campbell was appointed treasurer."

Below is the result of a competition played in September 1930.

 

Cullybackey Golf Club, Criag's Park,County Antrim. Result of the Craigdun competition September 1930.

From the Northern Whig Thursday 4th September 1930.

 

In 1935 the secretary was Miss E J O’Neill, Kilrea Road, Cullybackey, telephone 23. The green-keeper was W Herbison. Membership at this time was 100.

Below result of the Craigdunn Cup played in August 1939.

 

Cullybackey Golf Club, Criag's Park, County Antrim. Result of the Craigdunn competition August 1939.

From the Northern Whig Friday 1st September 1939.

 

In 1940 and 1947 the secretary was Mrs L M Johnston, Hazelbank, Craigs, telephone Culleybackey 22. The greenkeeper was still W Herbison. The 9-holes had a par 65. Visitors’ fees had changed little and were now 1/- day, 3/- a week and 10/- per month. Sunday play was not allowed.

Cullybackey (Craig's Park) Golf Club had disappeared by 1951.