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Aberkenfig & District/Court Colman Golf Club. (1914 - 1930s)

It was reported in the Western Mail on Tuesday 2 June 1914 that the growing neighbourhood of Tondu was the latest district to become charmed with the mysteries of the Royal and Ancient game. A public meeting was held in the Lion Hotel, Aberkenfig, at the end of May,  Mr Frank H Heaven was elected chairman. It was resolved that the club would be known as the Aberkenfig & District Golf Club and the following officers were elected; President, W H Hitchings; treasurer, Evan Thomas; secretary, W L Hitchings; Eiryn Davies, J Pictom, James and Barry Coytrahen. One of the conditions of the letting of the land was that there would be no Sunday play.   

Aberkenfig & District Golf Club did not survive WW1.   

Report on a new club and course in May 1919.

 

Aberkenfig and District/Court Colman Golf Club, Bridgend. Report on a new club and course in May 1919.

Western Mail Tuesday 13 May 1919. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Court Colman Golf Club, Aberkenfig, appeared in 1919 with a nine-hole course.

Report on the progress in December 1919.

 

Aberkenfig and District/Court Colman Golf Club, Bridgend. Report on the progress of the club in December 1919.

Western Mail Tuesday 23 December 1919. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Steady progress reported in March 1920.

 

Aberkenfig and District/Court Colman Golf Club, Bridgend. Further progress reported in March 1920.

Western Mail Tuesday 23 March 1920. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

From the Glamorgan Gazette Friday 15 May 1925 - "A snake was found snugly curled up in the hole of one of the greens during the opening rounds on Aberkenfig's  new golf course last week. Members of the club within earshot of the player who made the discovery are inclined to believe that it was merely the Tempter in his old disguise waiting to make novices conversant with the golf language."

Interesting to note that the secretary throughout the 1920s to its closure in the early 1930s was Wyn L Hitchings, Pentyla Saon, Aberkenfig (secretary at the earlier club.) The green-keeper was G Baldwin. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day. Station Tondu (GWR).

 

Court Colman Golf Club, Aberkenfig. Location of the former golf course.

The Court Colman course. Grid reference SS88400,81820, co-ordinates 288400,181820.