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Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds, Yorks. (1923 - 1970)

Below the announcement of a new course for Leeds in May 1922.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. Announcement of a new golf course for Leeds in May 1922.

Yorkshire Evening Post Tuesday 9th May 1922. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

The original 18-hole course was designed by Dr Alistair MacKenzie and was situated at Nursery Lane, Leeds.

By the mid 1960s and with increasing club membership, plus ground development demands on Nursery Lane, the club moved to its present location at Wike, Leeds, in 1970.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. Aerial view of the earlier golf course.

Aerial view of the earlier Moor Allerton course.

 

The following report appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Tuesday 27th March 1923:-

“The Moor Allerton Golf Club, which has sprung into being through the efforts of the Jewish community, led by Mr A Frais, opened their course for play to-day, the opening ceremony being performed by Alderman C H Wilson in the absence of the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Alderman F Fountain).

The club have secured an excellent stretch of country at the end of Nursery Lane, and have been fortunate in obtaining land whose turf will compare favourably with that of most courses in Yorkshire. As yet only twelve holes are available for play but the remaining holes will soon be available.

Attached to the club are also six hard tennis courts.  

There was a large crowd at the opening ceremony when Alderman Wilson lustily drove off from the first tee.

An exhibition match followed played between Mr Morris Frais and the professional, S Trapp, who comes from the Woodthorpe club. 

From the 1933 Golfer's Handbook; Membership of 300; hon. secretary - L Godlove, "Beechcroft," Moortown; professional, G Shaw; green-keeper, J Franks; course record - professional, H Cotton, 70; 18-holes; visitors' fees, 2s/6d a day; 3s/6d at weekend.

The annual meeting in February 1938

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. Report on the annual meeting in February 1938.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer Monday 28th February 1938. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. Scorecard for the former course.

Scorecard.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. The former clubhouse.

The Clubhouse.

 

In November 1946 Moor Allerton appointed George Knight from Bloxwich Golf Club, Staffordshire, as their new professional in succession to George Shaw, who left after 24 years service.

Club officials elected in March 1955; Honorary president, Alderman Hyman Morris; honorary vice-presidents; L Goodlove, M L Lyttleton; chairman, David Fox; captain, H Burger; vice-captain, E Greenhill; hon. secretary, H Brostoff; hon. treasurer, S G Simon.

Result of a match played against the Leeds Press Golf Circle in June 1955;

Moor Allerton Golf Club   Leeds Press Circle Golf Club  
E Greenhill and A Schneider 0 W I Guild and N Hallam (2up) 1
P Greenspan and W Teff 0 T Hardwick and E Hall (1up) 1
M Jackson and H Burger (2 and 1) 1 A Haddock and A Weir 0
G Barnett and S Wolfson (4 and 3) 1 S Calvert and S M Bain 0
C Barnett and H Gaunt (2up) 1 R Staton and J Child 0
D Aberand and A Goodman (6 and 5) 1 I Crawford and J R Wyatt 0
  4   2

The club to move location in 1970.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. The club to move location in 1970.

From the Birmingham Daily Post Wednesday 24th December 1969.With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds. Location of the earlier course.

Location of the earlier Moor Allerton course. Grid reference SE30115,39755, co-ordinates 430115,439755.