Budleigh Town Golf Club set to celebrate centenary later this year

PUBLISHED: 19:20 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:20 06 March 2013

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

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One hundred years ago, with support from The Honourable Mark Rolle, local tradesmen made arrangements to play the links at Budleigh Salterton alongside the members of East Devon Golf Club, writes Bill Peaker.

In 1947, the then professional Arthur Robbins urged the players to join the Devon County Golf Union and Budleigh Salterton Town Club was born, writes Keith Wood.

The Club, which is currently fully subscribed, is restricted to 40 members who reside or were born within the EX9 postcode.

Following lengthy discussions involving both golf clubs, the English Golf Union and Clinton Devon Estates, the Town Club have accepted an invitation from East Devon to join with them and to retain their individual club status which will secure the future of the Club.

Rivalry will continue and as coincidence would have it, this year, the Town Club have to play East Devon Golf Club in the first round of the Palairet Cup, the Counties premier knock out cup.

The Town Club Centenary celebrations will be held in June this year.

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