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Clober Golf Club, Clober Road, Milngavie, Glasgow. (1922 - 1951)

Report on the privately owned public golf club and nine-hole course in July 1922.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on the early club and course in July 1922.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on the early club and course in July 1922.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on the early club and course in July 1922.

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Friday 7 July 1922. Images © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The course is extended to 18-holes in May 1923.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on the extended golf course in May 1923.

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Friday 11 May 1923. Images © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Report on a meeting to form a new club in November 1923.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on a meeting to form a new club in November 1923.

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Friday 2 November 1923. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In the late 1920s the Clober club was listed as having an 18-hole course with a SSS of 67. Initially the membership stood at 80, rising to 110 following WW2. The station at Milngavie was ¼ mile away with a bus service to the course.

  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1928 J McKechnie, "Tambowie" Milngavie A Hall (g)
1930 J McKechnie junior, Craigton Dairy, Milngavie A Hall (g)
1935 J M Gardner, "Dunvegan Cottage" Main Street H Dewar (g)
1940/47 J D Murphy, Barloch Terrace H Dewar (p/g)

In 1928 visitors’ fees were 9d a round and 1/6d a day. Sunday play not allowed at this time.

In 1930 the amateur course record held by W Ure, 65. Sunday play allowed now permitted.

Result of the 1935 March monthly medal; J M Gardner, 72-3-69; A M Douglas, 73-3-70; Wilson Rankin, 73 scratch; A Ellams, 89-14-75.

Result of the 1935 April medal; D Hamilton, 75-7-68; R McBride, 80-12-68; W Rankin, 69 scratch; T Caldwell, 69net; T Maiden, 77-8-69; Douglas Beveridge, 77-8-69; J M Gardner, 70net; D Craig, 86-16-70; W Lyle jnr, 73-2-71; J Frame, 92-20-72; D Young, 83-10-73; J Donaldson, 87-14-73; W Bissell, 97-24-73; J Dougan, 81-5-76; A Lyle, 88-10-78; N Callander, 95-16-79; R Fleming, 89-10-79.  

In 1935 the amateur course record was now held by W Rankin, junior, 65.

Mr J Boyd's prize played in July 1939; G Miller (20) 63; J White (6) 65; E Livingstone (13) 66; D McFarlane (6), A Gorman (8) and J Hoy (18) 67. 

Prior to and just after WW2, course records were: (a) W B Lyle, 64; (p) W Hagen, 66. Visitors’ fees were 9d a round (1940) and 1/- a round (1947) and 1/6d a day.

Report on the new club in March 1951.

 

Clober Golf Club, Craigton Road, Milngavie. Report on the new club in March 1951.

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Saturday 24 March 1951. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.