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1880 to 1871


The Club’s first Professional

This year, David Lowe, ‘one of the cracks at Carnoustie’, became the Club’s first professional. He was one of three brothers, George, David and William, originally from Carmyllie and then from Carnoustie in Scotland, and all three became golf professionals, and then moved to the South. He, as the professional/clubmaker, remained at West Lancashire until his retirement in 1920.

The Mellard Reade Course Plan

West Lancashire now has its first 18 holes course.


First Clubhouse and ealry members photograph gifted to the Club by the Blundell Family.


First Golf Competition in Lancashire for The Challenge Gold Medal and The Hutton Cup

27 May – marked the first golf competition in Lancashire for The Challenge Gold Medal and the Hutton Cup. The medal was presented after dinner in the Blundellsands Hotel by Mr AH Whytt, the Clubs first Captain, to Mr James Kerr, who won with a score of 93 strokes.

Map of Blundellsands

Showing Golf Course and the newly opened Hall Road Station. Sniggery Wood lies to the North.


The First Minute Book Records

17 June – The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded at a meeting in the Seaforth Hotel by seven members of Royal Liverpool Golf Club anxious to expand ‘the Scottish national game’ by bringing it across the River Mersey