Charles Timmis

Charles Walker Timmis was a highly promising junior at Leasowe Golf Club and came to prominence in 1926 when he reached the final of the Boys' Championship.

Timmis in the final of the Boys Championship, 1926 at Coombe Hill G.C.

Timmis, then 17 years old, was beaten in the final by Eric McRurie of Leven. He was 5 down with 8 to play, but managed to take the match to the final hole of the 36-hole final. He remained the only Cheshire player to reach the final until Mark Pilling (Astbury G.C.) won the championship at Carnoustie in 2002.

Timmis subsequently joined Royal Liverpool, and became an outstanding player at club, county and national levels.

His first County Championship win came in 1934 at Leasowe, where he defeated W.Bridges in the final. He then became the first post-war winner in 1946 at Royal Liverpool, where he prevailed over Bill Sutton. He was runner-up in 1947 at Mere, and then won again at Royal Liverpool in 1948, beating A.E. Billington in the final, a run that left him undoubtably the leading player in the county.

Charles Timmis won 14 England caps between 1930 and 1937, and was Cheshire President in 1952. He died of Addison's disease at the age of just 45 in 1954, when Captain-elect at Royal Liverpool. His epitaph: "Noble in play. Nobler in character".


Timmis chips onto the 10th at Royal Liverpool, 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheshire v Lancashire, Prestbury 1937. Timmis hits a 2 iron to the 6th hole

Timmis plays against a young Bobby Locke in the RLGC v South Africa match of 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His athletic swing was analysed in the press, 1937 (click to see full article)

Timmis escapes from a dune on 14th at Saunton during the 1937 Counties Championship

Timmis drives from the 6th at Formby, 1938