So how did the name 'West Hoyle' come about? And how is that we have a lighthouse as a feature of our club badge? West Hoyle could just be an abbreviation of 'West Kirby and Hoylake', and the lighthouse, a reference to the danger of sand hazards to sailors and golfers alike. There is in fact a large sand bank in the Liverpool estuary named 'Hoyle Bank'! Quite whimsical our founders!
Having got off to a flying start, everything was put on hold with the outbreak of World War II. The Captain in 1940, Mr T Bridges, having taken over from the first Captain Mr. C.F.Lancashire, determined that all major competitions should cease for the duration of the War, in deference to all members who were away fighting for King and Country. Mr Bridges and his small committee in fact kept the Club ticking over for the next four years. We are much indebted to this gentlemen.