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Lochwinnoch Golf Club, Renfrewshire. (1897 - WW1)

 It was reported in October 1897 that a golf club was being formed in the village. 

The article below is from the Evening Times December 2nd 1898.


Lochwinnoch Golf Club, Renfrewsire. Article from the Evening Times in December 1898.


In the Library Hall in October 1900 the handsome ink stand, offered by Robert Campbell, Manchester, for competition by the members, was presented to the winner, William Waddell. 

Also in October 1900 the Lochwinnoch Golf Club travelled to Alexandra Park, Glasgow, to play the Ingram Golf Club. The The village team got a beating; not one of them managed to score, result; Glasgow Ingram, 33; Lochwinnoch, 0. 

Below is the result of a match played at Beith on Saturday 14th April 1905.

Beith Golf Club   Lochwinoch Golf Club  
James Foster 4 R Caldwell 0
Robert Ritchie 4 J E Love 0
Dr. Robb 6 R Morrison 0
William Stewart 5 W Love 0
H Melville 3 J McLachlan 0
William Chambers (halved) 0 R Johnstone (halved) 0
A B Marquand 5 W Milligan 0
G Delday 0 G Martin 3
A Smith 6 J McCuaig 0
D Gow 4 J Peggans 0
  37   3


Below Golf Club “Smoker” and prize giving December 1908.


Lochwinnoch Golf Club, Renfrewsire. Golf Club Smoker and prizegiving in December 1908.

From the Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette Saturday 26th December 1908. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Below is the result of a match played against Garnock Golf Club on the East Mains course in September 1910.

Garnock Golf Club   Lochwinnoch Golf Club  
R Gray 0 R L Connell 1
D W Girdwood 0 Robert Johnstone 1
J Smith 0 James Todd 1
George Tod 1 Stewart Johnstone 0
Alfred Mackie (halved) 0 E Lilburn (halved) 0
Tom Close 0 J Cockburn 1
D Craig 0 J Thomson 1
J Gray 1 J L Robb 0
J Goldie 1 R Stewart 0
R Craig 1 J P Johnstone 0
J Watson 0 R McLure 1
William Gilroy 0 Mazzins McLure 1
  4   7

The earlier Lochwinnoch course was appearing on O.S maps prior to WW1, see below.


Lochwinnoch Golf Club, Renfrewsire. The former course marked on the 1915 O.S. map.

Ordnance Survey Map © Crown Copyright {1915}


If anyone knows when the club moved to its present site please get in touch via the “Contact Us” facility on the website homepage.

The Google Map below shows the location of the earlier course.