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Grange-over-Sands Golf Club, Lancs. (1895 - 1919)

Founded in 1895.

The original 9-hole course was situated at Middle Fellgate. The current club on Meathop Road was founded in 1919.

Result of a match played on the Grange course against Kendal on 25th July 1895.

Grange Golf Club   Kendal Golf Club  
T H Wilson 3 Colonel Liston 0
J Thoms 0 D C Liston 3
Rev G Vickars-Gaskell 3 W Evershed 0
W Till 1 H Eddison 0
J Askew 2 C J Cropper 0
T Rigg 3 G E Moser 0
Dr R H Beardsley 0 Rev J Livesey 5
A Rigg 1 T H Green 0
  13   8

 Below, result of a home match against Seascale Golf Club played on Saturday 8th August 1896. 

Grange Golf Club   Seascale Golf Club  
W Till 0 T Pegram 9
A R Crossley 0 P S Russell 2
E H Carr 5 A Shaw 0
J E Higgin 0 N N Thompson 2
Rev G V Gaskell 0 W J Chambers 4
T Rigg 2 G S Wilson 0
J Wilson 0 T H Coward 2
J Ratcliffe 3 J C Russell 0
G Dickinson 0 H E Wilson 4
  10   23

The general meeting of the club took place at the working Men’s Institute on Thursday 3rd March 1898. Competition winners for 1897; New Year’s Day competition winner, J Thoms; “The Crossley” T H Wilson; “The Merral” W Till; the club prize, A Rigg; the captain’s prize, W Till. Matches were played against, Kendal, Windermere, Furness, Seascale and Ulverston. The course was in excellent condition, the greens splendid. Eight new members had joined during the last year . The financial position of the club was very encouraging. The following officers were elected; captain, Rev G Vickars Gaskell; treasurer, J Askew; secretary, J E Higgin; committee, R H Beardsley, J H Midgley, T Rigg, W Till, G Podmore, J L Wilson and E Smith.

On Saturday 28th April 1898 the second playing of the President’s took place at Grange, the winner was T H Wilson 85-6-79.

Grange played a home match against Ulverston in June 1898, for the full result see Ulverston.

Below is the result of a match played at Ulverston on Saturday 15th July 1899.

Ulverston Golf Club   Grange Golf Club  
J A Kitchin 0 T H Wilson 7
E L Tosh 0 W Till 13
J Myerscough 0 A Firth 5
T W Mason 0 J H Midgley 0
J H Park 4 W Mylrea 0
J Fletcher 0 J E Higgin 5
J Parkinson 1 T Rigg 0
  5   30

From the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1895; Membership of 70; Hon. secretary – J E Higgin, Broughton Bank, Grange-over-Sands; Captain - O W Porritt; Entrance fee £1/1s and subs £1/1s; Nine-holes; Green-keeper, Fred Hill; Terms for visitors, 2s a day, 5s a week, 15s a month. The links are very sporting but rather hilly, and are 2,500 yards in length. The greens are excellent. There is a small clubhouse. Hotels; “Grange” and “Crown.” 

 

Grange over Sands Golf Club. Location of the golf course.

Grange over Sands course at Middle Fell Gate.

Grid reference SD39000,77480, co-ordinates 339000,477480.