Childwall Golf Club, Childwall Hall Course, Liverpool. (1922 - 1937)

In 1922 the club obtained land at Childwall Hall and a course of 14-holes was laid out. It was extended to 18-holes in the mid 1920s.

From the 1928 Golfer's Handbook; Childwall Golf Club; Membership 400; Secretary - A Pollard, Childwall Hall; Professional and green-keeper, W Southall; Course records; amateur - R M Stewart, 71; professional - E Green, 69; Eighteen-holes; Visitors' fees, 2s/6d a day, Saturdays 10 shillings, Sundays, 5 shillings.  

The death was announced in November 1929 of Arthur Pollard, a well known Liverpool sportsman, and for may years secretary of Childwall Golf Club.

Report on the annual dinner in March 1930.

 

Childwall Golf Club, Childwall Hall Course. Report on the annual dinner held in March 1930.

Runcorn Weekly News Friday 14 March 1930. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

An exhibition match was played on the Childwall Hall Course on Wednesday 16 July 1930. The players were; W H Davies (Wallasey), W H Kenyon (West Lancs), J Bond (West Lancs Ladies), W Southall (Childwall).  During the match W H Davies holed in one at the 135 yard seventh hole. 

The sudden death was reported in October 1931 of William Southall the 42 year old Childwall professional.

Harry Large appointed professional in December 1931.

 

Childwall Golf Club, Childwall Hall Course. Harry Large appointed professional in December 1931.

Liverpool Echo Tuesday 22 December 1931. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

In the final for the captain's prize in August 1933 E W Parry beat J S Johnson by 6 and 5.

From the Golfer's Handbook 1933 to 1937; Childwall Golf Club; Membership 300; Joint Hon. Secretaries - T Baldwin and C C Coward, Childwall Hall; Professional and green-keeper H Large; Course records; amateur - R M Stewart, 68; professional - E Green, 69; Eighteen-holes, SSS 72; Stations - Mossley Hill and Gateacre; Bus to within a quarter of a mile of the course; Visitors' fees, 2s/6d a day, Saturdays 10 shillings, Sundays, 5 shillings.

John R Green the captain in 1933/4.

 

Childwall Golf Club, Childwall Hall Course. John R Green the captain in 1934.

Liverpool Echo Saturday 24 February 1934. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

In June 1936 the prize presented by the captain, George W Robertson, was won by L B Myerscough who beat J B Petrie by 7 and 6.

In 1937 there was a dispute regarding the rental of the land and the club moved to a site in Gateacre.

In 1939 James Braid laid out the new Childwall golf course, the current home of Childwall Golf Club. The clubs early history is based on the Woolton Hall Golf Club (see entry for Woolton Hall)

 

Childwall Golf Club, Liverpool. Location of earlier course.

Location of the former Childwall Hall course. Grid reference SJ41545,88530, co-ordinates 341545,388530.