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Southport Y.M.C.A. Golf Club, Lancs. (1909 - WW1)

The club first appeared in 1909.

The Southport Y.M.C.A. Municipal Golf Club occupied the course at Moss Lane, home of the old Southport Golf Club.

The reports below are the only evidence found so far regarding the Y.M.C.A. club, it’s likely it disappeared before WW1.

Report from the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser Tuesday April 6th 1909. “Southport Y.M.C.A. – The golf course and pavilion of this club were opened on Saturday afternoon by the Mayor of Southport (Councillor J W Paton.) The course, a nine-hole one, is situated at Blowick, and was formerly occupied by the old Southport Golf Club. The annual subscription is 31s/6d., but only members of the Association are eligible to join. Sunday golf is not permitted.”

Report from the Aberdeen Evening Express Saturday 17th September 1910. “Arguments in favour of a municipal golf links may be found in the success of the Southport Y.M.C.A Golf Club, which already has over 100 members. The pavilion has just been removed to a more convenient position near Moss Lane – not far from the headquarters of the Southport Golf Club.”

Following the departure of the Y.M.C.A club the Moss Lane course lay dormant for many years until Southport Old Links moved there in 1926.