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Rother Vale Golf Club, Handsworth, Sheffield. (1920s - 1939)

First appeared after WW1.

In 1923 the secretary was H Watson, 417 Glossop Road, Sheffield. A 12-hole course at this time. The green-keeper was H Scott. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 2/6 a day at weekend and Bank Holiday. At this time there were stations at Woodhouse and Woodhouse Mills ¼ mile away.

In 1925 the secretary was W E Holland, 190 Handsworth Road, Sheffield. The professional was W A Preen and the greenkeeper J Pullen. It had now been extended to 18-holes and there was a membership of 260. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day. Sunday play allowed with caddies. The only station was now at Catcliffe which was ¾ mile away.

The annual meeting of the Rother Vale club was held at the King's Hotel in February 1927. There was a loss in revenue and the club were to appeal for new members. The course had been wonderfully improved and credit was given to the head green-keeper, G Branson. Many large teeing areas had been constructed during the winter, and additional piping laid in the ditch at hole five. Between 60 and 70 shrubs had been planted on the course.Following are the prize winners for the season; medal, T Swindells; bogey, Alfred Ellis; Victory Cup, F M Walker; Novices' Cup, F G Brunt; Captain's prize, H Melling; Needham Bowl, Mrs Nock; Rother Bowl, Mrs Brunt; Women's medal, Mrs McAra. 

In the late 1920s the secretary was J F Bridge, 78 Handsworth Road, Sheffield and the greenkeeper G Branson. The SSS was 76 and the membership was 350.

Results from competitions played in May 1931; Thursday Medal – A E Pryor, 94-20-74; B Morrell, 91-10-81; F W Rose, 102-18-84; T A Rose, 100-14-86; Saturday Bogey – G Payling (15) 1 up; J Steel (24) 1 down; F Swindells (7) 2 down; J Nutbrown (5) 2 down; F W G Church (6) 3 down; O C Gambling (12) 4 down; T Long (12) 4 down.

In 1935 the secretary was R Moorhouse, Harolds Chambers, 19 Figtree Lane, Sheffield. The professional was George Johnson and the green-keeper  G Branson. 18-hole course and a membership of 300. Course records were, amateur R Askham 73 and professional A Dailey 68. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, 3/6 on Sunday, 10/6 a week and £1 a month. The only station listed was now at Sheffield 3 miles away.

 

Rother Vale Golf Club, Handsworth, Sheffield. Presentation to Professional George Johnson December 1937.

From the Sheffield Independent Tuesday 21st December 1937. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The course can be seen on the Britain From Above link below.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw038998?search=golf&ref=348

Rother Vale Golf Club became Handsworth Golf Club in 1939 (see separate entry.)

 

Rother Vale Golf Club, Sheffield. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Rother Vale course. Grid reference SK43165,86120, co-ordinates 443165,386120.

 

Rother Vale Golf Club had disappeared by 1940.