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Ardersier Golf Club, Inverness. 

There is evidence that the club could have been founded as early as 1907.

Prior to WWI Frederick Joseph Rickets (also known as Kenneth J Alford) wrote the famous “Colonel Bogey”  march while stationed at Fort George with the 2nd Battalion of the Argylls. Ricketts’ widow later wrote “While playing golf on the Fort George course, one of the members whistled the first two notes (B flat and G) instead of calling fore!! and with impish spontaneity was answered by my husband with the next few notes. There was little sauntering and Moray Firth’s stiff breezes encouraged a good crisp stride. These little scraps of of whistling appeared to “catch on” with the golfers, from that beginning the Quick March was built up”

The clubs final appearance was in the late 1920s; the secretary at the time was H Brooks of Fort George Station House, Ardersier and the professional W Macintosh, who joined the club in 1915, remaining there until 1927. It was a 9 hole course with a membership of 60. Course record was held by J Forrest with a score of 33. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 2/6d a week and 5/- a month. The railway station at Fort George was 1 ¼ miles away.

The course was taken over in WW1 for the war effort.

Sketch of map showing the location of Ardersier Golf Club at Fort George.

Map showing the location of Ardersier Golf Club at Fort George.

Grid reference NH78565 56995, co-ordinates 278565 856995.