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Hyde Golf Club, Godley, Greater Manchester. (1892 - 1950s)

Founded 1892.

A 9-hole course set in a lovely location with lots of natural hazards. Membership of about 150. The station at Godley Junction was ½ mile away. Local hotel was the Norfolk Arms.

The competition for the Winter Handicap was concluded on Saturday 13th January 1894. The winner was Rev H J Just (scratch) who beat Mr Pollock senior, by 3 and 2.

The final tie in the Challenge Cup was played on Saturday 16th June 1894; J Stirling, 97-3-94, A Brownson, 112- 15-97.

Result of the monthly competition for the captain’s prize played on Saturday 30th November 1895. A large number of members turned out, but owing to the darkness a large number were unable to complete the 18 holes, following are the scores returned under 100; Mr Shanks, 114-25-89; Mr G Pollock, 95-5-90; Mr A Brownson, 106-9-97; Mr J Stirling, 103-5-98.


  Secretary Professional/Greenkeeper
1892-94   William Henderson (p)
1906-09 James Wakefield of 196 Mottram Road, Hyde. F Hadwin (p)
1909-11 J Wakefield. W Utton (p)
1911-15 J Wakefield. A Boardman (p)
1920s J Wakefield. H Laynes (g)
1927/8   E Smith (p)
1920s (late) A Gaunt, Mottram Road, Hyde. E Fitchett (p)
1930s-40s J D Thornley, 8 Alders Road, Disley. T Heywood (g)
1950s S Firth, 20 Sandringham Road, Hyde. A R Brown (p)


  Course records
1906 James Wakefield (am) 74
1923 J A Oldham (am) T Camberbridge (or Cumberlidge) (am) 75 J Nield (pro) 72
1920s (late) E Smith (pro) 68
1950s H Bennison (am) 64 F Middleton (pro) 63


The picture below shows Mr A P Hoult being congratulated by the captain, Dr J W T Howe (dark suit), on winning the captain's prize, believed to be in 1953. Mr Hoult won in a play off against Mr Charlie H Worrall.

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Hyde Golf Club, Manchester. Captain's Day 1953?.

The above image shows Mr A P Hoult being congratulated by the captain. Image courtesy of Pippa Dathan (Mr Hoult's daughter.)


In 1906 visitors’ fees on introduction were 1/- a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month.

Below is the result of match played at Hyde against Mottram in May 1913.

Hyde Golf Club   Mottram Golf Club  
J A Oldham (3&2) 1 O Jackson 0
E Bury (3&2) 1 F Evill 0
W L Gibson (6&4) 1 G Evill 0
C Craig (half) 0 L Napier (half) 0
U Edge (3&2) 1 G B Ross 0
A Cartwright (3&2) 1 P D Slater 0
T Nicholas 0 Rev Fairhurst (1up) 1
  5   1

Following is the result of the monthly medal played in August 1913; First Division – J Wakefield, 80-5-75; A Cartwright, 88-11-77; W M Bell, 89-12-77; S Ashworth, 89-11-78; W L Gibson, 85-6-79; E N Chadwick, 93-10-83; Second Division – F E Wood, 91-17-74; P Hindley, 96-18-78; A Bancroft, 95-16-79; A Ralphs, 99-20-79; J Parker, 102-22-80.

1914 entry fees were gents £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0. Subs for gents were £1/11/6 and ladies 10/6. Visitors’ fees were now 1/- a day, 2/- a day at weekends, 3/- a week and 10/- a month. Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

In 1923 Visitors fees’ on introduction were 2/- a day, 3/- a day at weekend and bank holiday, 10/- a week and £1/5/0 a month.

From 1951 to the clubs closure in the mid 1950s the 9-hole course had a SSS of 69. Visitors fees changed little over the years.

Hyde Golf Club, Manchester. Location of the golf course.

Location of the Hyde course.

Grid reference SJ97265,94775, co-ordinates 397265,394775.