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Toryglen Golf Club, Crosshill, Glasgow.

Founded 1893.

A 9 hole fairly flat course that was kept in first class condition with excellent greens. In the 1940s the SSS was 69 and Par 72. Membership was constant with 250 gents and 50 ladies. Sunday play was not allowed until the 1930s. Visitors were permitted on introduction by a member. The station at Crosshill was 1 mile away. In 1914 the entry fee was £1/1/0 and subs £1/1/0.

Result of the July 1894 monthly medal; A W Ireland, 94 scratch; J H H McNeil,103-9-94; J Brash, 99 scratch; J Dowie, 107-7-100.  

The Cameron Corbett Vase, one of the oldest amateur competitions still being played for in Britain, dates to 1897 and was first played for at Toryglen.

Result of the semi-final of the Shaw-Stewart tournament played in June 1899. Hugh Boy walked over against D Cameron and C Todd beat T McClelland.

The following is a report from the Glasgow Herald of Thursday 12th May 1898. “The second competition for the handsome vase presented to the Toryglen Golf Club by Mr Cameron-Corbett MP, took place last night over the Toryglen course. The competition was open to not more than three representatives of each club. There were 15 entries representing nine clubs. The entry was not large, but it was representative, and the competition resulted in some capital play.Mr A F Duncan, Kilmalcolm, the present holder of the trophy, finished with a fine score of 78”  Mr Duncan’s score as follows.

Out 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 39
In 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 6 39
                    78

“Mr Duncan was unfortunate at the last hole. After a magnificent drive, his pitch on went out of bounds, and he was penalised a stroke. Mr J G Macfarlane, Glasgow Club, the last player, made an exciting finish, and tied with the same score as Mr Duncan” The details of Mr Macfarlane’s score as follows.

Out 4 3 5 6 3 4 6 5 4 40
In 4 3 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 38
                    78

The play-off was to be played the following Monday night.

Leading scores; A F Duncan, Kilmalcolm, 78; J G Macfarlane, Glasgow, 78; D S Sinclair, 1st LRV, 82; T W Robb, Glasgow, 83; W Laidlaw, Pollok, 84; F W Kennedy, Pollok, 86; H F Macneal, North Western, 86; R Bone jun, Toryglen, 87; H M Macneal, Lenzie, 87; J J Pryde, 1st LRV, 89; J Glen Edgar, Merrylea, 93.

Result of the play-off on Monday 16th May 1898.

A W Duncan.

Out 4 4 6 6 4 3 6 5 4 42
In 3 3 5 5 3 4 5 4 5 37
                    79

J G Macfarlane.

Out 5 4 5 6 3 3 4 5 4 39
In 4 4 6 5 3 4 5 6 4 41
                    80

Mr A F Duncan the holder, retains the badge for another year.

In August 1898 whilst playing in a three ball match with R B Kennedy and John Oulston, Mr F W Kennedy set a new course record of 75.

Result of the monthly medal played on Saturday 25th August 1900; A Carnahan, 82 scratch; A Gunn, 96-14-82; G Waddell, 90-5-85; A Stewart, 100-14-86; J A Waddell, 92-6-86.

Result of a mixed foursome competition played in May 1910; Mrs Porter & J R Burn, (12½), 86½; Miss L M Arbuckle and Thomas M Boyd (4), 88; Miss Nettie Tait & Bertram Foryth (14), 88; Mrs Cook & William Porter (14), 90.

Results from the spring meeting played in May 1913; first class – W W Martin, 80-7-73; David Wilson, 79-5-74; Neil McFarlane, 83-7-76; Hugh Edington, 84-7-77.  

Spring Meeting results, played in May 1925; class one – J Adams, 82-12-70; W Melville, 75-3-72; R R Bate, 81-8-73; class two – J Johnston, 89-19-70; J K Kinghorn, 92-19-73; A Geddes, 93-20-73.

The competition for the President’s and Vice President’s competition was played in August 1925, result as follows; class one – J A Fox, 80-7-73; P Lawrie, 84-10-74 and T McCormack, 84-10-74 tied for second; T Reid, 82-7-75;  class two – J Murray, 92-20-72; J McQuiston, 86-13-73; A R Wright, 93-18-75.

Result of the 1930 August monthly medal; class one – P Dickie, 81-12-69; P McNeil, 82-12-70; D A McGregor, 78-7-71; A L Brown, 77-5-72; class two – J Chester, 86-16-70; J Ferguson, 96-20-76.

Result of the 1935 January medal; first class – J Neil, 79-5-74; P Dickie, 86-11-75; J Morton, 85-9-76; C Faller, 87-9-78; F J Carpenter, 89-10-79; second class – J Henderson, 93-20-73; W C McVean, 89-15-74; D Henderson, 98-24-74; W Laurie, 91-14-77; J Orr, 92-15-77; veterans – D Henderson, 98-24-74. 

Result of the ladies’ spoon competition played in March 1935; Miss J Abercrombie, 105-29-76; Miss Davidson, 99-22-77; Mrs Stewart, 104-25-79.  

Following is the result of the April 1938 medal; first class – W S Johnston (10), 68; J Frame (13), 69; R H Bain (6), 72; second class – Wm McGill (16) and J Ferguson (19), tied on 69: J Mills (17), 71; veterans – J Ferguson (19), 69; G Macleod (12), 75; J Ballantyne (11) and C Hay (24), 76. 

Result of the July 1938 medal; class one – ? D Laurie (13), 67; A G Calder (12), 69; G Cook (6), 70; R B Edington (4), J Chambers (5) and J Barron (7), 71; class two – W McGill (16), 66; R Fisher (15), 68; S Howie (20), 70; M Campbell (19), 73; veteran – J Orr (16), 76.

Result of the monthly medal played in August 1938; first class – J Matheson (6), J Chambers (5), J McGregor (6), F J Carpenter (12), H Farquharson (14), 69; second class – R M Stark (16), M Campbell (19), 70; T Johnston (17), 72. 

Result of the ladies’ spoon competition played in August 1938; Mrs Wilson (36) and Miss Ramage (28), 76; Miss J Landale (27) and Miss Guthrie (24), 80. Result of the August Greenkeepers competition; H White (12), 66; R M Stark (16), 67; R Fisher (14), 69; J Montgomery (22), 69. The best scratch score was made by R B Bain, 74.  

A further medal result was recorded in August 1938, result; first class – W Stringer (3), 67; J Barron (7), 70; L Kelly (5), 71; second class – S Howie (20), 67; T Johnston (17), 69; J Henderson (17), 70;Veteran – K? McDonald (15), 76.

Result of the Spring Meeting May 1939; First class – J Denholm (11) and G Elliott (12) 67; M Macfarlane (4), F J Carpenter (9) and W Baxter (9) 70; J Milliken (3) and R B Edington (4) 71. 

 

  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1913/14 Duncan Clark, 86 Cumming Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow. H McDonald (p)
1924 R B Edington, 173 Aitkenhead Road, Govanhill. R Donald (g)
1930 R B Edington J Lawson (g)
1935 Alex Brownlie, 72 Govanhill Street, Glasgow. W Orr (p&g)
1940/47 Alex Brownlie R Spence (p&g)

 

  Course records
1924 W W Fox and T M Boyd (am) 69
1930 S McKinley (am) 68
1935 J M Dykes (am) 68
1940/47 J Bunyan (am) 66 M Seymour (pro) 68

 

Toryglen Golf Club, Glasgow. Location of the former Toryglen course.

Course location of Toryglen Golf Club.

Grid reference NS59910,62120, co-ordinates 259910,662120.

 

 

Toryglen Golf Club had disappeared by 1951