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Pike Fold Golf Club, Blackley. (1909 - 1998)

The club was founded in 1909.

The first course was located at Tweedle Hill Farm.

In 1920 the club moved to a course at Henshalls Farm, it remained at this location until its move to the present location in 1998.

The Tweedle Hill course is marked on the Ordnance Survey Map below.


Pike Fold Golf Club, Brackley. Location of the first golf course.

© Crown Copyright {1915}


The professional in the 1920s was F Norton.

Below Mr W E Philipson a former captain of the club with a great idea for the members.


Pike Fold Golf Club, Brackley. Mr W E Phillipson an ex-captain of the golf club.

From The Sketch Wednesday 30th March 1932. Image © Illustrated London News Group.


The following is an extract from the 1933 Golfer’s Handbook; Pike Fold Golf Club, Cooper Lane, Victoria Avenue, Blackley; Membership of 120; Secretary – C H Haddock, 13 Mansfield Road, Blackley; Nine-holes;  Professional – J Fernihough; Green-keeper – R Haughton; Records – Amateur; E Clark, 70; Professional; J Fernihough, 73; Visitors’ fees, 1s/6d a day, £3s/6d at weekends.

Following WW2 the secretary was H Cusworth, 4 Erskine Road, Higher Blackley; Membership of 120 gents and 60 ladies; Professional J E Wiggett and green-keeper, D E Keith; The nine-holes had a Par and SSS score of 72; Visitors’ fees 1s/6d a day, weekend 5s a day.

In the mid 1950s the course measured 5,565 yards with a SSS of 70. The secretary was T George, professional J E Wiggett, and the green-keeper, H Habrams. Membership of 200. Amateur course record, G V W Kendell, 70; Professional, J E Wiggett, 66. Visitors’ fees 5s a day, weekends, 10s.

In the 1970s the secretary was G V W Kendell. Course records amateur, M Hazelden and T Salmon, 68. Professional J E Wiggett, 66.

In the 1980/90s the secretary was J R Sankey. Nine-hole course with a total measurement of 5,789 yards and a SSS of 68. Visitors’ fees £4, £15 (1990s.)

The Henshall course is shown on the Ordnance Survey Map below.


Pike Fold Golf Club, Brackley. Location of the second golf course.

© Crown Copyright {1932}


The Henshall Farm course was lost in 1998 due to the expansion of the M60 motorway.

The area the former course occupied is show on the Google Map below.