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Dunstable School Golf Club, Beds. (1895 - 1900s)

Founded 1895.

In 1902 the amateur record was held by E E Apthorp with a score of 34. Local hotel was the Red Lion.

Still in existence in 1906 when the professional was Tom Brown. The club had disappeared by the outbreak of WW1.

E E Apthorp joined the school from Cambridge  where he was a notable golfer. He together with messrs Thring and Brown where the leading lights in the foundation of Dunstable Golf Club.

 

Dunstable Schools Golf Club, Beds. Article on E E Apthorp in September 1904.

Luton Times and Advertiser Friday 9 September 1904. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/

 

Dunstable Downs Golf Club dates officially from November 1906, but for eight years before that a few enthusiasts, most of whom were connected with Dunstable School, had played over a little nine hole course in the local park.