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Harpton Golf Club, New Radnor, Powys. (1909 - 1934)

Harpton was founded 1909, with Sir Herbert Lewis as President.

The course was laid out on fields let to the club by Mr Rice Hamer, one of the thirteen original members who formed the committee.

Below is the result of the Ladies' prize given by Lady Lewis May 1911.

 

Harpton Golf Club, New Radnor, Wales. Result of a ladies competition in May 1911.

From the Hereford Times Saturday 6th May 1911. Image © Newsquest. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Result of the August 1911 monthly medal; J Davies, 75 net; J Gardener, 79; E P Young, 80; W Stone, 82; O A Meares, 85; E J Standen, 88; Rev. F Jackson, 91; Rev. Thomas Lloyd, 93; Dr. Harding, 94; Ralph Pearson, 100. 

The competition for the President's Gold Medal was played in September 1911; W Stone, 82 net; W H McKaig, 83; J Davies, 84; J Gardner, 87; Dr. Harding, 88; Colonel Heap, 91; O A Meares, 93; E J Standen, 97; Rev. T Lloyd, 98; A J McKaig, 111. The September medal was won by Colonel Heap.

The ladies' medal was played on Wednesday November 1st 1911; Miss Pemberton, 64; Miss Evelyn, 66; Miss Gwyer, 67; Miss G McKaig, 70; Miss Davies, 73; Miss Heap, 78.

In 1914 the secretary was E J Standen. A 9-hole sporting course with a club membership of 70. There was no entry fee. Subs were 10/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and 3/- a week. Sunday play was not allowed.

 

Harpton Golf Club, New Radnor, Powys. Course location.

Location of the Harpton Golf Club.
Grid reference SO23550,59830, co-ordinates 323550,259830.

 

In 1923 and the club’s last year in 1927, the secretary was Geo Mills, Post Office, New Radnor. Telephone number 1. The greenkeeper was W Pugh. The amateur course record was held by E J Standen with a score of 74. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 3/- a week and 5/- a month. New Radnor station was ½  mile away.

Card for the course at Harpton Golf Club. (date unknown) -

Hole number                        Length in yards

1                                                                     250

2                                                                     236

3                                                                     232

4                                                                     281

5                                                                     98

6                                                                     277

7                                                                     282

8                                                                     228

9                                                                     358

Total                                        2,242

 

Harpton Golf Club was finally wound up in 1934.