Golf Club
Treadaway Road

The Golf Club
(picture from SWOP website)

Evening shot of the Golf Club now, in snow

This large expanse of tended green
Was not, of course, what once was seen
For this was land of Minchin's Farm,
A place no doubt that held much charm.
Here grass was cut with horse and plough
Where golf course greensmen mow it now,
And where the Club House stands aloft
Perhaps there stood a farmerís croft,
And horses, cows and pigs and hens
Were all that lived here way back then.

This land was originally Minchin's Farm but three enterprising Wycombe men, James Peace, his son-law, Arthur Clarke and their friend Thomas Thurlow, decided to invest in the development of a golf course. Golf was becoming a popular pastime during this period. The Club was later sold to its members after the First World War. You can read more about the Club in Margaret Anderton's book 'The First Hundred Years'.
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