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Grantown-On-Spey Golf Club

Established in 1890 Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club is one of the finest golf venues in Cairngorm National Park area. The course was designed by Willie Park with assistance from James Braid. Situated in the Cairngorm National Park, the course is approximately thirty five miles south east of Inverness. Grantown is the capital of Strathspey and is a small and friendly town […]

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Yelverton Golf Club

Yelverton, designed by the renowned golf architect Herbert Fowler, is a delightful moorland course with many interesting features. These include old mine workings and a “Leat” – an artificial watercourse dug into the ground, which was built in the 1790’s to provide water to Plymouth from Dartmoor.  Fowler added a number of sizeable banks and […]

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Harry Vardon

In 1900, Vardon embarked on a year long tour of the US and Canada to promote AG Spalding’s new “Vardon Flyer” golf ball. The Open Champion quickly became golf’s first international celebrity.

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Fred G. Hawtree

Hawtree is the longest continuous practice of golf course architecture on record. started by F.G. Hawtree in 1912, the firm was then operated by his son F.W until his grandson Martin Grant took over.

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Fred W. Hawtree

Fred W. Hawtree was a founder member and late President of the British Association Of Golf Course Architects, which was the first attempt in the UK to form a golf course architecture profession.

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J. H. Taylor

J. H. Taylor is rightly regarded as a golfing pioneer. The five – time Open Champion was one of the best golfers of his era, he then played a significant role in shaping the way the game is now conducted.

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Herbert Fowler

Herbert Fowler was introduced to golf at Royal North Devon when visiting nearby Bideford on banking business in 1979 and he became a club member, winning the Prince Of Wales medal two years later.

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Willie Park Jr.

Willie Park Jr. was born in Musselburgh, the second of four sons of (old) Willie Park, four – time Open Champion. Young Willie won the Champion twice himself, becoming one of five Musselburgh men to do so.

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Alexander MacKenzie

Alexander MacKenzie ( 1870 to 1934) Was born in England, but his parents were Scottish and the family holidayed every year close to where his father was raised the traditional Clan MacKenzie lands of Sutherland.

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Willie Park Jnr – The Great Courses

Willie Park Jnr – The Great Courses Willie Park Jr. (4 February 1864 – 22 May 1925) was a Scottish professional golfer. He won The Open Championship twice. Park was also a successful golf equipment maker and golf writer. In his later years, Park built a significant career as one of the world’s best golf course architects, with a worldwide […]

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