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Chronology
1873
17 June - The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded. Pictured. The first minute book of The West Lancashire Golf Club. Find out More
 
1874
27 May marked the first golf competition in Lancashire for The Challenge Gold Medal and the Hutton Cup. Pictured. The Challenge Gold Medal & The Hutton Cup Find out More
 
1880
David Lowe - the Club's first Professional - with his wife. Find out More
 
1885
21 April  West Lancashire was one of twenty four of the leading Clubs that subscribed to the cost of the Amateur Championship Trophy. Pictured. The Amateur Championship Trophy Find out More
 
1889
April  Harold Hilton joined West Lancashire Golf Club. Pictured. Harold Hilton Find out More
 
1892
The Claret Jug. Find out More
 
1893
The new Clubhouse in 1893. Find out More
 
1897
Edward Evans Junior became Captain at West Lancashire, the last of five Captains who would become Captains at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Find out More
 
1901
1 January, Harold Hilton became West Lancashires first paid Secretary. Pictured. Old Tom Morris, Harold Hilton and John Low Find out More
 
1905
The Hall Road rail disaster. Find out More
 
1909
October  Tom Ball, West Lancashires playing professional, won The News of The World tournament beating Sandy Herd 7&5 in the final at Walton Heath. Find out More
 
1920
1 January  Arthur Havers, demobilised from the Royal Flying Corps, became the professional at West Lancashire. Find out More
 
1922
Mr Bernard Darwin, correspondent of The Times, and the finest golf writer of his generation visited West Lancashire. Find out More
 
1922
To mark course reconstruction following The Great War, Havers, Vardon, Braid and Ray played an exhibition game. Pictured. Ted Ray's Scorecard. Find out More
 
1936
New Professional appointed, Mr EW 'Ted' Jarman. Find out More
 
1962
The new clubhouse in 1962. Find out More
 
1973
This year marked the Clubs centenary. Find out More
 
1976
Final Open Qualifying scores at West Lancashire in 1976. Find out More
 
1981
The programme from the 1981 British Youths Open Amateur Championship. Find out More
 
1983
West Lancashire hosted a Final Qualifying Competition during which Carl Mason set a professional course record of 66 strokes, in a total score of 138. Find out More
 
1991
West Lancashire once again hosted Final Qualifying for the 120th Open Championship. Find out More
 
1991
West Lancashire Golf Club host the English Open Over 35s Championship for the Logan Trophy. Find out More
 
1996
West Lancashire and Ormskirk hosted England Golf Unions English Open Seniors Championship. Find out More
 
1998
Paul Lawrie led the field in Final Qualifying at West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2004
In June, the English Open Mens Strokeplay Championship for The Brabazon Trophy came to West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2006
In May, the English Ladies Golf Association brought the English Ladies Close Amateur Championship to West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2006
July saw the hosting of the 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and Final Qualifying was held at West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2008
The 137th Open Championship was held at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire hosted a Local Final Qualifier. Find out More
 
2009
June saw West Lancashire co-hosting the Amateur Championship with Formby Golf Club, celebrating their 125th year. Find out More
 
2009
In August, the Girls British Open Amateur Championship was held at West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2012
Final Local Qualifying was again held at West Lancashire for the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes. Find out More
 
2013
The English Boys Under 18 Open Strokeplay Championship for the Carris Trophy came to West Lancashire. Find out More
 
2014
With the Open Championship being held at Royal Liverpool, West Lancashire was asked to host the R&As Junior Open which brought together golfers of sixteen years or younger, from more than seventy nations around the world. Find out More
 
2015
With the 144th Open Championship returning to St Andrews (July 12-19), the R&A have invited The West Lancashire Golf Club to stage a Regional Qualifying Competition. Find out More
 
2016
On 26th October 2016, The West Lancashire Ladies celebrate their 125th Anniversary. Find out More
 
2023
Having been formed in 1873, The West Lancashire Golf Club celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023. Find out More