Ref.2826 Woodhall Spa Golf Hotel C.1930s-40s no real clues as to the date of this card, which is in Very Good + unposted condition. The Hotel was opened in 1880 possibly with a view to increasing visitor numbers to an already popular area because of its Spa Waters, the Hotel would be well positioned to take advantage when the Golf Links opened in 1890, although the course itself changed Grounds 3 times in the 1st ten years until finally settling in its 3rd setting. An official "Opening" took place in 1905 with a number of players taking part in an Exhibition Match including Harry Vardon, J. H. Taylor & James Braid taking part. The Club is also the Home of The British Golf Union.
Ref.2719 Caldy Golf Pavilion C.1907-15 a Rare early Caldy Postcard No.B444 in VG+ unposted condition. The Club was founded in1907 Caldy & originally laid out by Jack Morris Nephew on Old Tom Morris. I am fairly certain that the image on this card is the original Pavilion as I have other cards showing a later Club House. Part 0f the Course is on Cliff tops with other parts closer to Sea level with views of the River Dee.
Ref.1698 Hugh Kirkcaldy & Party at St. Andrews C.1903 Valentine Series Titled Golf-"Putting" one of a set of around 6-8 cards published by Valentine in their Scottish Studies Series. A card in Very Good + condition.
Ref.086 Cromer Golf Links, Hotel, Lighthouse & 1st Tee, a Valentine Series Postcard without a Negative Number which suggests the image could be from the late 1890s. The card was posted in 1910.
Ref.2783 Hunstanton Golf Links & pre 1913 original Single Storey Club House which was replaced around 1913. The card which is in Fine unposted condition was published by W. H. Smith & Sons in their Kingsway Real Photo Series No. S.6973. Hunstanton was founded in 1891 & designed by George Fernie one of the famous family of Golfers from St. Andrews.
Ref.1179 Portrush & Golf Hotel from the Links published by Wm. Richie & Sons Ltd. in their Reliable Series, a Scarce card in the superb condition. Portrush was founded in 1888, the British Open Championship was played there in 1951 with Max Faulkner winning the Claret Jug, it would be another 68 years before the "Open"returned to Portrush, this time an Irish man led from wire to wire for an historic victory.