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Beamish and District Golf Club, Durham. (1904 - 1940)

Founded 1904/1906. Originally a 9 hole course extending to 12 holes in the 1930s. The station was  ½ mile away. Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

Result of a one sided ladies match played between Beamish and Annfield Plain at Beamish in July 1910.

Beamish and District Golf Club   Annfield Plain Golf Club  
Miss M Brown 1 Miss Parker 0
Miss Brown 1 Miss Trowsdale 0
Mrs Severs 1 Mrs Wilson 0
Mrs Low 1 Mrs Lumley 0
Miss Crane 1 Mrs Parker 0
Mrs Hunter 1 Mrs Jopling 0
  6   0

In 1913 the secretary was G L Wilson. Membership of 60. Entry fee 10/- and subs 15/-. Sunday play allowed without caddies.

Result of a match played at Beamish in May 1913.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club, County Durham. Result of a club match against Consett played in May 1913.

Chester-le-Street Chronicle and District Advertiser Friday 23 May 1913.

 

In 1914 there was a membership of 100. Entry fee was 15/- and subs were 15/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day.

The O.S. map below shows the location of the course in the early 1920s.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club, County Durham. Location of the course on the 1921 O.S. map.

© Crown Copyright {1921}.

 

The following officers were elected in January 1923; President - N Nisbet, Harperley Hall; secretary, W R Dodds; treasurer, Mrs M Peace; chairman of committee, S Moddick; captain, S M Peace; vice-captain, W Rider; captain of the Wednesday team, W Larkman; vice-captain, Mr Ll Kay.

Result of a match against Whickham Golf Club (now defunct) played in June 1927.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club. Result of a match played at Whickham Golf Club in June 1927.

Newcastle Journal Monday 13 June 1927. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Report on the annual meeting in February 1930.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club, County Durham. Report on the annual meeting in February 1930.

Chester-le-Street Chronicle and District Advertiser Friday 7 February 1930.

 

Result of the first qualifying round for the Tom Chaytor Challenge Bowl played on Saturday 12 July 1930; M A Henderson, 89-16-73; N Meddick, 92-16-76; G Wheldon, 94-16-78; J Morgan, 97-18-79; M Smith, 96-15-81; F Mackay, 95-14-81.

In the mid 1930s the course was extended to 12 holes with a SSS of 66. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day, weekends and Bank Holidays 2/- a day . 5/- a week.

 

Beamish & District Golf Club, Durham. View of the golf course in the 1930s

View of the Beamish golf course in the 1930s.

 

Report on the annual meeting held in May 1940.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club, County Durham. Report on the annual meeting in May 1940.

Chester-le-Street Chronicle and District Advertiser Friday 17 May 1940.

 

Auction in May 1942 - Beamish Golf Club sells its assets - seems everything must go.

 

Beamish and District Golf Club, County Durham. Auction held in May 1942 to sell off club assets.

Newcastle Journal Friday 1 May 1942. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1914 G L Wilson, Lloyds Bank, Stanley, County Durham. A Lennard (p)
1922 W R Dodds, Stanley SO, Co Durham.  
1930s J J Morgan, 24 Sunny Terrace, Stanley, County Durham. W Woodend (p) A Ferguson (g)
1940 W Buglass, 37 Twizell Road, Beamish.  

 

Beamish & District Golf Club. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the former Beamish course.

Grid reference NZ22000,54215, co-ordinates 422000,554215.

 

 

The current Beamish Park course is across the road near Phelp's Bridge.