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Mosspaul Golf Club, Scottish Borders.

The club was founded in 1900.

In September 1900 Mr G P Ross a member of the Hawick Golf Club went round the delightful Mosspaul course in 65 strokes. On the fourth hole in the competition he drove over the hedge, a road and a dyke and a burn twice, holing out in two, see report below.

 

Mosspaul Golf Club, Scottish Borders. Opening of the golf course in September 1900.

 

Mosspaul Golf Club, Scottish Borders. Opening of the golf course in September 1900.

From the Southern Reporter Thursday 20th September 1900. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Following are results from competitons played on Saturday 24th August 1901.

Ladies- Miss Lawson, 72-14-58; Mrs Ross, 59 scratch; Miss Shiel, 77-14-63; Mrs J S Turner, 94-30-64; Miss Reid, 71-5-66; Miss Ramsay, 96-24-72.

Gentlemen – W Houston, 89-25-64; William Burnett, 93-25-68; D McKenzie, 71-2-69; T Stevenson, 91-22-69; J Houston, 82-11-71; T H McLellan, 89-16-73; R Hume, 82-8-74; G P Ross, 76 scratch; W Miller, 83-5-78; W P Scott, 97-12-85; G Wilson, 106-16-90; A Laing, 118-27-91; James Locke, 122-23-99.

From the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Instituted 1900; Hon. Secretary; A Laing, Solicitor, Hawick; Seven-hole course; Nearest large town – Hawick 12 miles. A private course attached to the Mosspaul Inn. A very sporting course with numerous hazards and burns.

The article below provides some early history of the Mosspaul Inn. It was published in 1900 when the Inn re-opened. There is no mention of the golf course but the course came into being in the same year.

 

Mosspaul Golf Club, Scottish Borders. An Historic Border Hostelry Report from 1900.