The first match on the new green took place on Wednesday May 19th 1926 against Shanklin.
margin of victory was one shot, Sandown 56 - Shanklin 55.
The team representing Sandown on that inaugural occasion were: G Lowe, H Dore, J H Griffin, J Denham,
H Phillips, L C Guy, C Westbrook, W E Martin, R Barber, C W Adams, C Alexandra and C J Atwell.
For all of the trials and tribulations encountered by all sides
at the beginning of this venture the end product has served the town well ever since.