Arthur was the younger brother of William Dell and was born in Branston in 1881/2. He was the professional at Beverley from 1898 to about 1910. In the 1901 census, Arthur is to be found living in lodgings at Newbegin, Beverley, at the lodging house of Margaret Newsome. According to the Hull Daily Mail ‘his mashie approaches are near perfect’.
In 1905 Arthur became part-time professional at the Londesbrough Golf Course created in the grounds of Londesbrough Hall by Beverley’s president, Lord Londesbrough.
He was subsequently professional in the summer months at the Maloja course near St Moritz in Switzerland and, in the winter, at Hyeres in France (according to Golf Illustrated, May 1926).
William and Arthur were the children of Arthur and Eliza Dell nee Goodwin. Arthur was born in Bedfordshire in 1857. In 1891, the family lived at Chapel Lane, Ilkley, not far from the newly opened Ilkley Golf Course. Arthur Snr. was a horse man (driver).
William Dell was born in Branston, Lincolnshire in early 1881. From 1898 he was the golf professional at Hornsea. In the 1901 census he lived with his wife Mary J Dell who had been born in Mappleton in 1878. In 1906 he is said to have moved to become professional at Hull Golf Club. In the 1911 census he lived at 27 Ventmore St, Newlands, Hull and his occupation is given as Golf Professional.