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1910 to 1901


Tom Ball won The News of The World tournament

October – Tom Ball, West Lancashire’s playing professional, won The News of The World tournament beating Sandy Herd 7&5 in the final at Walton Heath. He had joined the staff at West Lancashire in 1905 and was runner up to James Braid in the 1908 Open Championship at Prestwick.


The Hall Road rail disaster

27 July – An evening express train to Southport crashed into the Liverpool train at Hall Road Station. A signalling error led to twenty one people being killed and a further forty five injured. West Lancashire members offered assistance and the Clubhouse was used as a centre for refuge and relief.


Sandy Herd won The Open Championship at Hoylake

He was the first to use the new Haskell ball. He was Assistant Professional at West Lancashire from 1891/2, and runner-up in the 1892 Open, at Muirfield.


Harold Hilton became West Lancashires first paid Secretar

1 January – Harold Hilton became West Lancashire’s first paid Secretary, and later in the year, he won the second of his four Amateur Championships, defeating John Low at St Andrews by one hole.