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Fulford Golf Club, Water Fulford Hall, Yorks. (1906 - 1935)

Founded in 1906 with a course at Water Fulford Hall, it moved to its present location in 1936.

Below a report on the annual meeting January 1912.

 

Fulford Golf Club, Water Fulford Hall, Yorkshire. Report on the annual meeting January 1912.

From the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Thursday 25th January 1912. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In 1913 the secretary was Charles Leighton Hopkins, BA MB. The professional was Edward Major.

Result of a club match played at Pannal on Thursday 11th September 1913.

Pannal Golf Club   Fulford Golf Club  
C H Myrtle 1 E Bushell 0
W H Thackrah 1 C J Ferries 0
J C Walsham 0 F Neden 1
H Gale 0 J C Allin 1
F W Bowdin 1 E O Carter 0
W Blakey 1 Dr C Hopkins 0
J Hopkinson 1 T H Bradshaw 0
E Taylor 1 A J Lawler 0
C K Phillips 1 N E Nixon 0
G Hart 1 P Hossell 0
G H Hunt 1 Rev Machell 0
T Raynor 0 O G Taylor 1
  9   3

At an extraordinary meeting held in York on Wednesday December 4th 1913 it was decided to extend the course to 18 holes, and also to erect a clubhouse. Mr O G Taylor, the chairman, who outlined the scheme, said that the greatly increased membership during the previous two years had led to considerable congestion on the current nine hole course and in order to alleviate the problem it was proposed to enlarge the course by taking an extra 15 acres near Narburn Road. Captain Key, the president, and owner of the land, offered the club immediate possession. The new clubhouse would be situated about midway between the current course and the proposed new nine holes. If the scheme was passed they would be committed to an expenditure of about £2,500, and it was proposed that the club should be formed into a limited liability company by guarantee. It was also proposed to raise the annual subscription, making it two guineas for gentlemen and one and a half guineas for ladies, so far as existing members were concerned, and three guineas and two guineas respectively for new members. The meeting cordially agreed theses suggestions by resolution.

From the Golfer's Handbook 1933; Membership 350; Hon. secretary - T R Shaw, 7 Moorland Road, York; Professional and green-keeper, H H Allen; Records - professional; Abe Mitchell, 68; amateur; J A McGregor, 68; Eighteen-holes; Station at York, 2 miles; Electric Trams run to within a quarter of a mile; Buses pass the clubhouse; Visitors (members of recognised clubs) 3s/6d a day, 5s atweekends and bank holiday, 15 per week, £1/10s a month.   

 

Fulford Golf Club, Yorkshire. Early golf competition spoon.

Early Fulford Golf Competition Spoon.

 

Fulford Golf Club, Water Fulford Hall, Yorkshire. Article from the Bystander in June 1934.

From The Bystander June 19th 1934. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Personalities in the above picture from top left to right; (1) T R Shaw (hon. secretary), A Harrower (club president), R H Willsdon (club captain); (2) R P Hall, G A Potter-Kirby; (3) E J Pulleyn, A Hillyard.  Middle row; (4) G Fenwick, H Allen, Major H E Daubeny: (5) H L Ingham, R C Joy; (6) J M Melville, S K Morey. Bottom row; (7) L Cass, H N Coverdale; (8) H Dodgson, J Hollywood; (9) A Oxtoby, C W Hoskins. 

Below the club move to Fulford Heath on a course designed by Major Charles MacKenzie in April 1935.

 

Fulford Golf Club, Water Fulford Hall, Yorkshire. The club move to Fulford Heath April 1935.

From the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Wednesday 3rd April 1935. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Fulford Golf Club, Yorks. Location of the earlier course.

The earlier course at Water Fulford Hall. Grid reference SE60460,48180, co-ordinates 460460,448180.