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Hough Green Golf Club, Widnes, Lancashire. (1901 - 1928)

The club was founded in 1901 and played on a nine-hole course at Ditchfield Hall. 

In 1906 the secretary was Charles Bawden, Ditchfield Road, Hough Green, near Widnes. Amateur course record holder was G A Mitchell with a score of 36. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 2/6 a week and 5/- a month. The station at Hough Green was 300 yards from the course. Local hotels were the Central at Widnes, and the Hammer & Pincers at Hough Green. 

Below is the result of a match played against Mersey Golf Club (now defunct) at Penketh on Saturday 27th July 1907.

Mersey Golf Club   Hough Green Golf Club  
F W Gilbert 1 F Brown 0
E G Medley 1 R Craig 0
T Miniati 1 L Robinson 0
W S Knowles 1 J J Rankin 0
R N Foster 1 F Bibby 0
A W Paul 0 R B Helliwell 1
Dr Lindsay (half) 0 C R Lewis (half) 0
H Unsworth (half) 0 J Walker (half) 0
E Hartland 0 A J Wilkinson 1
  5   2

Below the result of the December 1909 monthly medal.

 

Hough Green Golf Club, Widnes. Result of the December 1909 monthly medal.

From The Crewe Guardian Wednesday 8th December 1909. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In 1914 the secretary was still Charles Bawden, Ditchfield Road, Hough Green. The membership was 110 gents and 40 ladies. Visitors were not allowed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday play was not allowed. Stations at Hough Green 300 yards and Ditton Junction 1 ½ miles.

In 1924 the secretary was J Midwood, Bank Villas, Hough Green, telephone Widnes 12 and the greenkeeper S Parker. Visitors' fees were now 1/6 a day, 4/- a week and 10/- a month.

From 1925 to its disappearance in about 1928 the secretary was W H Foster, "Silverdale", Hough Green.

From the late 1920s the club was known as Ditchfield Hall Golf Club (see seperate entry)

Hough Green Golf Club, Widnes. Location of the golf course at Ditchfield Hall.

Location of the Hough Green course.

Grid reference SJ48070,86160, co-ordinates 348070,386160.