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Fairfield Golf Club, Renfrewshire.

First appeared prior to WW1.

Result of the 1910 August Monthly Medal; Class 1 – William Black (12), 79; William G Johnston (scratch), 80; John R Hughes (8), 80; Class 2 – A H Crawford (20), 77; Jas Smillie (15), 83. 

Result of the 1912 July Medal; Class 1 – D Cree (11), 77; C Lowden (scratch), 80; William Baxter (6), 80; Class 2 – C A Smith (15), 76; T Cowan (17), 77; D Henderson (18), 77. 

In 1924 the secretary was W Marshall, 3 Sharrocks Street, Ibrox, Glasgow. Fairfield was an18 hole course with a membership of 450 gents and 190 ladies and juniors. Course records were: (a) William Black,??; (p) Geo Duncan, 70. The tram fare from Jamaica Street to the course was 3d.

In the 1930s the greenkeeper was J Noon. Course records were: (a) S MacAughley, 69; (p) held jointly by M Seymour and Geo Duncan, 70. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 7/6d a week, 12/6d a fortnight and 21/- a month. Sunday play was not allowed.

Result of the 1935 January medal, played over the curtailed course; first class – W Kernohan, 65-8-57; T I McKay, 64-7-57; Jas Thomson, 64-7-57; second class – Daniel Terry, 70-14-56; J Buchanan, 75-15-60; A Lawson, 75-15-60; J Fairhill?, 75-15-60; third class – C Connell, 75-20-55; A Campbell, 81-21-60; D Dent, 86-24-62.

Following is the result of the April 1938 monthly medal; scratch – Gordon Sinclair, 74; first class – G Sinclair (5) and Jack Fairfull? (10), tied on 69; A E Hughes (12) and John McGregor snr (12), 71; second class – Duncan Finlayson (13), 69; William Toom (14), David Smith (16) and James Abel (16), 71; third class – James H Donnelly (24), 66; David Clancy (20), 67; Jack Greig (25), 69. 

Result of the competition for the Captain and Vice Captain’s prizes played in June 1938; first class – A Galloway (5), 70; W L Mackay (5), W Kernohan (7) and J C McGrath (10), 73; second class – D C Young (14), 73; David Gow (16), 74; W Thom (14), 75; third class – A Moncrieff (20), 75; J Leonard (20), 77.

Result of a ladies' competition for the secretary's prize, played in July 1938; first class - Mrs J Baillie (17), 67; second class - Miss A Hughes (31), 71.

Result of the July monthly medal; scratch – A Steel, 76; W L Mackay, 79; first class – G Harvey (10) and G K Symington (10), 72; K Steel (2), 74; second class – R Douglas (16), 68; D McLean (14), 70; D Smith (16), 73; third class – G Gould (25), 74; D McNeil snr (20), 79.  

Result of the ladies’ monthly medal played in August 1938; first class – Mrs Scott (14) and Miss Scott (17), 77; Mrs Fenton (11), 78; second class – Mrs Ferguson (29), 73; Miss Seye’s prize – first class – Mrs Scott (14), 72; second class – Mrs Ferguson (29), 71. 

Result of the gents’ monthly medal played in August 1938; scratch – C B McInnes, 73; W L Mackay, 76; first class – C B McInnes (3), 70; J M Minigle (11), 71; W L Mackay (4) and J McAllister (6), 72; second class – J Connell (14), 70; D Gow (15), 71; J Donaghy (13), D McLean (13), W Thom (14) and J B Graham (17), 72; third class – R F Scott (21), 69; J H Donnelly (19), 73; J H White (22) and J Lipton (25), 76.

Result of the autumn meeting played in September 1938; first class – D M Neil jnr (10), 70; J Neil (8), 71; J McAlister (6), 72; second class – W Thorn (14) and J M Campbell (18), 71; G Middleton (14), 73; third class – G K Thomson (22), 65; G Gould (25) and J Neill (25), 69. Best scratch – L A Munro, 75. Also played in August a ladies’ foursome, result; Mrs A S Robertson and Mrs Baillie (18½), 76½; Miss Cameron and Mrs G K Symington (18), 79.      

In 1940 and 1947 the secretary was J McDonald, 89 Ardshiel Road, Glasgow; the greenkeeper was still J Noon. 18 holes with a SSS of 71, and a membership of 470 gents and 190 ladies and juniors. Visitors’ fees were now 2/6d a day, the rest as before. Sunday play was allowed after 10am. The station at Kingsinch was ½ mile away. There was also a tram and bus service from Glasgow.

Fairfield Golf Club, Renfrewshire. The golf course 1914-20.

Location of the course from 1914 to 1920 and in 1939. Grid reference NS51415,67380, co-ordinates 251415,667380.

 

Fairfield Golf Club, Renfrewshire. Golf course location 1924.

Location of the course in 1924.

Grid reference NS51655,67185, co-ordinates 251655,667185.

The 1924 map shows that the course was extended south beyond the railway towards the Old Govan Road, reverting to the original location by 1939. The nearby Renfrew golf course is to the south.

 

 

Fairfield had disappeared by 1951.