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Coxhoe & District Golf Club, Durham. (1910 - 1931)

On Wednesday 6 July 1910 a meeting was held in the P.M Schoolroom to discuss the formation of the Coxhoe and District Golf Club, John Ramsay, West Hetton Lodge, was in the chair. The proposed course on Cornforth Moor was repoted as being very suitable, and it was agreed "to stake it out" and to have six holes ready for play as soon as possible. About twenty people had already joined the club. John Wood J.P., ws appointed president; John Ramsay, chairman; Mr Pyke Wake, Bowburn, Coxhoe, secretary; J Pallister, treasurer; committee - Dr Brown, J J Smith, D Anderson, R Oxley and D McCrow.   

It was reported in October 1910 that good progress was being made at "the new" Coxhoe and District Golf Club with membership over 40. Mr James Pallister, Woodside, Coxhoe, was now secretary at the club.

There was a good attendance at the annual meeting held in the clubhouse, Coxhoe Bridge, in March 1911, presided over by J Wood, J.P., Coxhoe Hall, report below.


Coxhoe and District Golf Club, County Durham. Report on the general meeting in March 1911.

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail Wednesday 29 March 1911. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Result of a match played at Coxhoe against Ludworth Golf Club (also now defunct) in June 1914.

Coxhoe and District Golf Club   Ludworth Golf Club  
Mr McPherson 0 Mr Holder 1
J Gunn 1 Mr Harker 0
N Heron 1 Mr Burn 0
Mr Wylde 0 R M White 1
Mr Harding 0 J D White 1
Mr Jackman 1 Mr Wilson 0
Mr Scott 1 Mr Walker 0
W Forster 1 Mr Gutteridge 0
  5   3

Result of a match played at Whitworth Park (Spennymoor) Golf Club in July 1914.

Whitworth Park (Spennymoor) Golf Club   Coxhoe and District Golf Club  
Mr Proctor 0 J Gunn 1
Mr Tress 0 N Heron 1
Dr. Tinsley 0 G Iseton 1
Mr Wanless 1 T Iseton 0
Mr Claughan 0 G Storey 1
Mr Mowitt 1 W E Robson 0
Mr Walls (halved) 0 Rev. R J Davies (halved) 0
Mr Rutherford 0 W Forster 1
  2   5

Private Arthur Turner, 5th Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action in France in November 1915. Private Turner was a keen all round sportsman and a member of Coxhoe Golf Club.

The annual meeting was held in the clubhouse, Coxhoe Bridge in March 1921, A Brighouse in the chair. The folowing officers were elected; President, John Wood, Coxhoe Hall; vice-presidents - Dr Brown, Dr Oliver, John Ramsay, A Brighouse, N G Bell, T A Saint, J Harding, Croxdale, W Alvey, Trimdon; captain, J Harding; vice-captain, C Jackman; joint secretaries, Mrs Saint and Mr R H Kirkup; treasurer, W H Smith; greens committee - J Sanderson, C Jackman and N G Bell; general committee - Mrs Bell, Mss Bell, Mrs Stokell, Miss Stokell, Miss Heron, Messrs. Saint, Alvey, Brighouse and E Anderson.  

Mr A Brighouse presided over the annual meeting in December 1921. It was reported that the club was progressing well and that the year had been a successful one. It was decided to appoint a full time green-keeper to ensure the progression of the course. Mr T A Saint, Garmondsway House, Coxhoe, was appointed secretary, with Mrs Saint as assistant. President, John Wood; A Brighouse, treasurer; W H Smith, captain.

In 1930 the secretary was J Burnlea. A 9-hole course. the station at Coxhoe Bridge was 100yds away. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day. Sunday play was not allowed.

It was reported in January 1931 that after being in existence for nearly 20 years the Coxhoe & District Golf Club had been disbanded, owing, it was stated, to lack of interest. 


Coxhoe District Golf Club. Location of the former course.

Location of the Coxhoe course.

Grid reference NZ33435,34985, co-ordinates 433435,534985.