Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 26 October 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions:

‘The Links of this Club, one of the best in the South of England, are delightfully situated between St Helen’s and Bembridge, within very easy access of Ryde. The Hazards consist of furze bushes and sand bunkers and a sandy road. The scratch score is 84. Snow is very seldom seen upon the Links. The Club was founded by the late Commander Eaton, RN, in 1882, under the Patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Presidency of HSH Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar. The late Prince Henry of Battenburg was Captain of the Club in 1894-5 and the list of members include such well known names as those of the Right Hon A J Balfour, MP, Sir R E Webster, MP, Lord Colville of Culross, Lord Westbury, Lord Granville Gordon, Professor Ray Lankester and Mr R B Finlay, QC, MP. The entrance fee is £5 5s 0d and the annual subscription £2 2s 0d. Visitors introduced by a member can be made temporary members for four weeks on payment of 10s per week. Gentlemen not so introduced can, with the consent of the Hon. Sec. or a member of the Council, play on the Links on payment of 2s 6d a day, green money. Meetings are held at Easter and Whitsuntide, in August and October, on St Andrew’s Day and at Christmas, and there are also monthly medal competitions. May challenge prizes are possessed by the Club; one of these is unique in its character. It takes the form of a full sized gold P and was presented by the members in memory of the founder of the Club. The Hon. Sec. is Mr Davenport Knight, Bembridge, IW.’

Royal Isle of Wight Golf ClubRoyal Isle of Wight Golf Club Links








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