Hesketh Golf Club 

History of Significant Events

2018

Co-hosts the 88th English Amateur Championship

 2017

 Bryan Hughes of Hesketh wins the British Seniors’ Amateur Championship at Sunningdale GC

2011

Co-hosts the R&A Amateur Championship - Bryden McPherson is the Champion

2010

Hosts the Centennial Lancashire County Championship - Sean Towndrow (S&A) is the Champion

2008

Hosts the R&A World Junior Open - Moriya Jutanugarn (Thailand) is the Champion

Runner-up: Jordan Spieth (USA)

1998

Hosts the Open Championship Final Qualifying

1995

Hosts the Lancashire County Championship

1991

Hosts the Open Championship Final Qualifying

1985 Centenary Year 

Hosts of the ; 

British Seniors Amateur Championship;

Lancashire Amateur Championship;

Girls’ British Amateur Championship;

Girls’ Home Internationals

1983

Hosts the Open Championship Final Qualifying

1976

Hosts the Open Championship Final Qualifying

1971

Hosts the Open Championship Final Qualifying

1969

Hosts the Lancashire County Championship

1958

Hosts the Lancashire County Championship

1953

Hesketh member Harry Bentley appointed Walker Cup Chairman of Selectors

Harry Bentley represented GB&I in the 1934/1936/1938 matches

1947

Hosts the Dunlop-Southport Pro Tournament, returning in 1954 and 1957  

1946

Hosts the Lancashire County Championship

1939

Arnold Bentley of Hesketh wins the English Amateur Championship at (Royal) Birkdale GC

 1936

Harry Bentley of Hesketh wins the English Amateur Championship at Deal GC

Arnold Bentley of Hesketh, partnered by Tommy Thirsk of Bridlington GC, wins the Olympic Games Golf Exhibition Tournament Golf Pries der Nationen with the Trophy donated by Herr Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer and Chancellor of Germany

1926

Visit by HRH The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII; later the Duke of Windsor

1924

English Golf Union (EGU) founded; Hesketh Past Captain J Raynor Batty appointed first President

1910

Hosts the Inaugural Lancashire County Championship; Hesketh GC members played a leading role in establishing the LUGC

1902

Land owner, Charles Hesketh Bibby Hesketh reconstitutes the original 1885 course with the aid of George Lowe, Professional at St Anne’s GC; Southport GC members return from Moss Lane to form what is now Hesketh GC

1897

Open Professional tournament attracting the Great Triumvirate of Harry Vardon, J H Taylor and James Braid 

1892

 Southport GC members move to Moss Lane where a new 18 hole course is laid out by the Club Professional, George Strath Southport Corporation Pilkington Centenary Medal won by Harold Hilton                                                                                                                     

1885

Club founded. First Captain J Hardy Welsby;

Original course laid out by J O F Morris;

Hesketh members helped to form Birkdale, Ormskirk and Manchester GC’s.