Hoylake Municipal Golf Club
Hoylake, Merseyside L47 4BQ
Tel : +44 (0)151 632 2956
6 km west of Birkenhead
|Course Name: Hoylake Municipal Holes: 18 Yardage: 6330 SSS: 70|
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steve maclean wrote on: Jul 3, 2014
hi again I am compiling information about haskins sports shop 76 market street any photo appreciated and about joseph haskins and any connection with family golf members too steve.......my email is email@example.com
Brenda Looker wrote on: Feb 26, 2018
Hello - Came across this site and I hope its still being used. George Haskins (Hairdresser) was my Grandfather - Grandmother was Harriet. My mother was Phyllis Haskins. I came to Australia in 1970. I am keen to trace my background.
Peter hazler wrote on: Jan 18, 2020
Hi there my great grandfather was Arthur haskins who was lost in ww1 he was a hairdresser in Hoylake he was married to Kathleen ,who was irish
Annabel hadkins wrote on: Jul 4, 2017
I am the granddaughter of john haskins . That was my family's sports shops . Let me know if there's anything you want to know , Annabel
mike bolton wrote on: Jan 27, 2015
Hello, I hope you don't mind me contacting you. I wonder if you collect memorabillia connected with Mr Haskins. If so I have a very early hickory shafted swan necked putter made by J haskin & sons.If you do I would appreciate you getting back to me ,if not then please forgive the intrusion,
Many thanks for your time,
mike bolton wrote on: Jan 27, 2015
I omitted my email from the above message,it is firstname.lastname@example.org
wrote on: Nov 14, 2003
the course at hoylake has good greens but the bunkers aren't that good and could be improved. when is the next junior compertition?
Jeanne Adkins, Hatchechubbee, AL, wrote on: Dec 31, 1999
My grandfather, Fred Haskins, grew up in Hoylake. He talked often of playing or caddying at the Hoylake Golf Club. He brought his knowledge and love of the game to the United States where he became the golf professional at the Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Georgia. He dedicated his life to teaching youngsters the game and inspired many who have become pro-class golfers. He was inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame and The Haskins Award for Golf is named after him. It is awarded to the nation's most outstanding collegiate golfer annually.
He reminisced often about his life in Hoylake, so when I found this web site, I was thrilled and just had to write to thank you for giving my grandfather his start in a life filled with golf. He passed his gift on to many, many people and we are very proud. Sincerely,
Penny Corrin wrote on: Feb 24, 2009
My grandfather was your grandfather's brother, John Haskins. He was well known as "The One-armed Golfer" but I remember him more for his skill at billiards which he played holding the rest and cue together in his one hand. My mother, Elsie Haskins,was also a keen golfer but I'm sorry to say my sister and I have never played. I came across this site after following up a letter written by my uncle Syd to my uncle John in 1939 while Syd was staying with his uncle Fred, your grandfather, in Atlanta.
steve maclean wrote on: May 30, 2011
hi joseph haskins was my great grandfather infact i am hoping to compile as much information as i can bout him and his family can you help regards steve
Sheila Mitchell (nee Lunt) wrote on: Jun 28, 2009
My grandmother was Mary Haskins,sister to John & Fred,as well as some other brothers & sisters.She married George Margerson,& lived in Ellesmere Port,Wirral.Love to hear from any other Haskins relatives,wherever they are.
jan haskins wrote on: Nov 18, 2010
My husband is the son of George Haskins, brother of Fred, John and others. He married Harriet after the 1st.world war and the family lived in Hoylake, they had a hairdresser's and my husband remembers watching uncle John making golf clubs in a workshop behind his shop on Market Street
George often talked of his brothers and sisters and we have photo's of Fred and his parents.
You can contact me at
pamela clothier wrote on: May 9, 2009
It was during our hot spell here in Hoylake that the Royal Liverpool golf course came to life, as indeed did Hoylake.
Walking down Market street I recognized Stanley Lunt , a man whose mother i had nursed at the Hoylake Cottage Hospital(HCH) up to the grand age of 103.Introducing myself to him once more we caught up with time gone by (18 years), he informed me he was on his way to give a talk to residents at the HCH about the golf course and how he had played many a round with a one armed golfer!.
What a delight to meet somebody who had actually played golf with Joseph Haskins related to my husband Robert Clothier, and of whom my husband had proudly told me of. Roberts. mother is Ann Clothier (nee;whitley)whose mother was i think Lucy Haskins.
David Wright wrote on: Oct 7, 2008
My grandfather, Thomas Haskins, was your garandfather's brother. He too became a golf pro at Holywood in Nothern Ireland. There were 6 brothers and they all worked in their father's (Arthur) golf business making golf balls and clubs. Joseph Haskins was also well known in Hoylake as the 'one-armed' golfer.
Do email on email@example.com as I'm putting together a history of the Haskins' family of Hoylake.
steve maclean wrote on: May 30, 2011
hi my great grandfather was joseph haskins was hoping to compile inrmation regarding haskins sports shop steve
John Woodley wrote on: Mar 31, 2011
David, My Grandmother was a Haskins (although I am unsure from which brother we descend)and her brother's family still reside in the Wirral, so the Haskins name continues on.
My father grew up in Hoylake and I believe the sports shops were still family owned in the fifties, where my grandmother worked. I can put you in touch with my father who would be happy to share his memories.
John Woodley Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
Russ Dove wrote on: Apr 9, 2008
I read Jean Hatchechubee's review with interest. I think my grandmothers brother "Alec Ellis" was a professional golfer based at Hoylake. I have a golf driver with his name on "Alec Ellis. Hoylake" He also went to America and I am told he designed or helped to design some of the golf coursres in America. Can anybody throw some light on this?
A Ledder wrote on: Oct 31, 1998
Hoylake is a very good course. The greens are very well presented. It is a very good course for beginners and high handicappers.
Bruce Heighley wrote on: May 3, 2012
I am the grandson of Arthur Haskins. Named I believe after his father who was responsible for many of you. I grew up in the Wirral and lived in Hoylake at the end of the second world war. My grandfather was the son who kept up the hairdressing part of the golf shop on Market street( They also repaired umbrellas) Alas he was killed in the latter days of the first world war. I remember my mother taking me to the shop on Market street as a child back in the forties.My cousins still live in the wirral in Wallasey and we are busy viewing old photos and trying to put names to faces. Incidently, I now live here in Florida ( I emigrated to the states in 68) A couple of years ago, I drove to the golf course in Columbus, Georgia and was made very welcome when I identified myself as being a great nephew of Fred Haskins. In the book of the history of the club a whole chapter is devoted to Fred. " Reflections on a Legacy" by Richard Hyatt.I would welcome anyone to contact me so that I may share that which I know of the family. Do it soon as age is taking its toll and memories fade. firstname.lastname@example.org By the way, the British open is to be played again at the 'Royal Liverpool Golf Club' in Hoylake in 2014. The course is right across from the Hoylake club where they use the driving range for the players in the open, to practice on. Let me add that I saw the British open at the Royal Liverpool when Fred Daley won it in 1947.
LYNDA GAMIL wrote on: May 7, 2015
Hi Bruce, my grandmother was Ellen Stephens. Her sister Mary Elizabeth Stephens married in 1900 to Albert Henry Haskins 1876-1945.My grandmother Ellen also had a brother Frederick Wade Stephens who was a golf pro and his daughter was Frances Stephens OBE who was Ladies Captain of the Curtis cup among other things, in short the Stephens were golfers with some becoming pro golfers in Australia. In working on the family tree I have become very interested in Fred Haskins and his story in USA.I am wondering if you have any photos of Fred in USA or any of Joseph John Haskins (one armed golfer).Regards Lynda
linda dickinson wrote on: Jan 14, 2013
I am the grand daughter of Joseph Haskins (one armed golfer). My mother Elsie Carr (nee Haskins) was his youngest daughter. We always called him Pop. He died when I was quite young but I remember him. He had lovely hand writing and in his latter days mum used to drive him to the bowling green in Hoylake to watch the bowls.
As a teenager I had a summer job in the shop on Market Street which was then owned by my uncle, John Haskins. Aunty Winn who was another of Josephs daughters also had a sports shop in Birkenhead. My mum always played golf and was reasonably good at it but her elder sister (Edna) was a very good golfer. Sadly they have all passed away now.
One of my uncles, Eric, died in WW2. He was a rear gunner in a Lancaster which crashed carrying a Big boy bomb on the way back from a mission. A few years ago the crash site was found. I remember going to a golf competition as a child which was held in his memory and I am fairly sure my grandad presented a cup to the winner. Another of Joseph's children, my mum's youngest brother, Sidney, died when I was a child.
Another, Lucy, had a grocers/sweet shop in Meols. I think Lucy was Joseph's eldest child. I think there were eight of them in all.
Jeanette Sheen wrote on: Dec 20, 2012
Hi all you Haskins!
My grandmother was Dorothy Haskins. We believe that Fred Haskins was her Uncle, but we are slightly confused as to which generation is which.
She married James Sheen and had one son, my father John, who grew up in Hoylake.
Dorothy had lots of brothers and sisters, including Lucy, mother of Ann Clothier, who Dad still sees regularly (Hi Bobby - remember me)?
Dad has just shown me our collection of Haskins Golf Clubs labelled Haskins West Kirby.
Somewhere I have a list of most of Dorothy's brothers and sisters which I will pass on to all the e-mail addresses posted here (when I find them). Happy Christmas to all Haskins descendants and I hope I meet you all one day, Jeanette.
steve wrote on: Nov 7, 2019
can anybody send me information regarding haskins golf shop...and joseph haskins his brothers sisters and children
steve .pop..haskins.he was my great grandfather...edna haskins was my nan
I am hoping to write a article and put photos in
I have compiled a few so far
Peter hazler wrote on: Jan 18, 2020
Hi there my great-grandfather Arthur born 1887 was killed may 1918 he was Fred haskins older brother its so sad my grandad never new his dad my grandad was born 1916 Tony haskins my grandad had an estate agents in moreton cross he died in 1988 ,so we're all connected folks