Button # 320
Image submitted by Martin Moseling
Back of Button # 320a
Back of Button
Button # 483
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup
Back of Button # 483a
Silver no hall mark
The Derbyshire Golf Club - The club was formed on the 12th of October, 1892 with nine holes
on the Ogmaston Park Estate. It moved from there to Markeaton in 1898, a good eighteen
holes course that the Golfing Annual described as ‘beautifully situated’. The land was needed
for residential development and on the termination of the lease in 1935, the Club accepted
an invitation to move to a course designed by Harry Colt at Allestree Park. However, in
1938, with the threat of war looming, the shareholders sold the property to Derby Borough
Council. Following WW2 the course was re-opened as Allestree Park Municipal Golf Course,
as is to this day. The flat silver award button shows the Club title and a shield bearing the
unofficial armorial of the county, argent a rose gules regally crowned or. The crown depicted is
the Imperial pattern introduced in 1877 when HM Queen Victoria was declared Empress of
India. The button is 21mm and hallmarked for Birmingham 1937 by S.B&SLd.
Information is from an article in
"The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.
Instituted 1892. Originally a 9 hole course on high ground in Osmaston Park one mile from Derby on the Ashbourne Road.
In 1898 the club moved to land between Littleover and Mickleover. In 1907 the Markeaton club amalgamated with the
Derbyshire and the course was extended to 12 holes. This was later extended to eighteen holes. In 1909, the club moved
to land on the Humbleton Farm, on the Ashbourne Road and an 18hole course was laid out by Tom Williamson. With the lease
on the Ashbourne land about to run out, an offer to move to Allestree Park was accepted by the club. H S Colt designed
the new course, which opened on 31 May 1930. The Club disbanded in 1947.
Information submitted by Alan Jackson
The Derbyshire Golf Club
Buttons # 320 & # 483
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