Introducing the Wirral Golf Club - App
By the end of the 19th century, golf was becoming a popular pastime for gentlemen, but ladies were forbidden to join clubs. The Golf Magazine of 1891, however, thought the game desirable for women, combining a sufficient amount of exercise with the gracefulness of deportment which every true woman is properly proud of possessing.
Perhaps it was this notion that inspired the female family members of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 1894, to pressurise their men folk into putting up the money to lease a piece of common land on Oxton Heath. This was the beginning of Wirral Ladies Golf Club, one of several to be founded at this time and yet one of a mere handful to have survived. The Birkenhead Advertiser of February 1894 reported that no longer were the sterner sex going to have it all their own way at the putting game, for Wirral Ladies Golf Club now have their own links prepared for their own special behoof. By 1907 the original 9-hole course had become a full 18 holes, thanks to the purchase of more land on the Heath.
Certainly, Wirral Ladies is special, and it now holds a unique position in the golfing world of the Wirral. It is the only course to be originally designed especially for women and originally with a largely female executive. In the original constitution, gentlemen were always permitted as associate members, a situation which continued until 1952 when they were granted equal standing by a change in the Articles of Association. Nowadays, the mens membership is greater than the ladies membership and a new management structure means that men are equally represented on all committees.
The app features the Whole in One Golf GPS Range Finder and Digital Guide to playing the clubs 18 hole golf courses. The App works as an virtual aid, giving you a 3D Flyover of each hole, a pin positioning system. The scorecard tool allows you to complete a round with up to 4 players and submit to the club.
- GPS Distances to the Front, Middle, Back of the Green
- Hole by Hole imagery
- Full length
- Aerial shot of Green with sizes
- Course Information
- Club Contact details and map