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"Brighton & Hove Golf Club"

Button # 262
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 262a

Button # 424
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 424a

Brighton & Hove Golf Club - The club was formed in 1887 as the joint oldest club in Sussex. With its eighteen-hole course located at Hangleton Downs on the Dyke Road some four miles north of Brighton, it boasted 375 members in 1907. The ladies had a separate nine-hole course near Devilís Dyke. The large (24mm) gilt uniform button features twin shields with arms of the two towns (granted 1897 & 1899 respectively) and the club initials. There is no back mark. The club once enjoyed a private platform on the old Dyke Railway. Reduced to nine holes when I first saw it c1955, the end of the club on that site came with the construction of the new road from Sompting to Falmer.

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

Brighton & Hove Golf Club

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