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Liverpool Banking & Insurance Golf Club (became Freshfield Golf Club). (1908 - WW2) 

The club was founded in 1908.

It was known as the Liverpool Banking & Insurance Golf Club Ltd until the 1930s when it became Freshfield Golf Club. 

 

Liverpool Banking & Insurance Golf Club, Formby. Player's jacket button.

Liverpool Banking & Insurance Golf Club player's jacket button. Image courtesy of Dixon Pickup.

 

In 1914 the secretary was Edward W Styder, Royal Insurance Co Ltd, 1 North John Street, Liverpool (telephone Formby 102). The professional was J Jackson.  An 18-hole course with a membership of 420. Entry fees for members not connected with banking and insurance were £7/7/0 and subs £3/3/0. Visitors’ fees were 2/6 a day, 3/6 a day at weekends and bank holidays. Sunday play was allowed without caddies. Ladies were allowed to play on Sundays or after 12.30 on Saturday. The station at Freshfield was about 5 minutes away. 

From 1923 and into the 1930s the secretary was J Stewart. The professional was John Jackson and the green-keeper William Rimmer. Joint professional course record holders were J Jackson and J Rimmer with scores of 72. Visitors’ fees for gents were 2/6 a day 7/6 at weekend and on bank holidays, 10/- a week excluding weekends 15/- including. Ladies 2/-, 3/-, 7/6 respectively. 

 

Freshfield Golf Club, Liverpool. The clubhouse.

Freshfield Golf Club, the clubhouse.

 

In 1935 the secretary was Lt. Cmdr. C L Procter R.N and the honorary secretary P A Grass. The professional was still John Jacskon the green-keeper was now E Rimmer. 

In 1940 and 1947 the address was Freshfields Golf Club, Formby, Liverpool (telephone 102). The secretary was J H Hankins, telephone 269 and the honorary secretary E H Thomas. The professional was the long serving John Jackson and the green-keeper J A Marshall. The 18-holes had a SSS of 73. Course records were, amateur K Black 72, professional J Jackson and J Rimmer 72.

The location of the former course can be seen on the Britain from Above link below.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw038525?search=formby&ref=6

 

Freshfield Golf Club, Liverpool. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the Freshfield course. Grid reference SD29835,09735, co-ordinates 329835,409735.

 

By 1951 the course had disappeared and the club was playing over the nearby Formby Ladies course.

The Freshfield course has been taken over by The Woodvale Aero Club.