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Kirriemuir Golf Club, Forfar, Angus. (1884 - 1908)

Founded in 1884.

The original course was located near the Hill of Kirriemuir.

The current club moved to its present location in 1908.

 

Kirriemuir Golf Club, Forfar. Entry from the 1888/89 Golfing Annual.

From the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

Professional’s at the earlier course were; John Wallace, 1890 - 94; P Graham, 1894/5; W Henry, 1896 – 1906.

Competitions and matches played in May 1889.

 

Kirriemuir Golf Club, Forfar. Competitions and matches played in May 1889.

From the Dundee Courier Monday 13th May 1889. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The annual meeting was held in May 1893 the president, D Wilkie in the chair. The following officers were elected; Patron, the Earl of Airlie; hon. members - Sir Thomas Munro, Bart.; Colonel Grant Kinloch; Leonard Lyell, M.P; president, T M Wilson; vice-president, John Duncan; secretary and treasurer, Stewart Lindsay; committee - J Ogilvy, William Doig, Alexander Phyn. 

n October 1893 Mr Hugh Black of Roots St, won the golf cup presented by Mr John Ogilvy of Lisden.

A proposed new course in May 1897.

 

Kirriemuir Golf Club, Forfar. A proposed new course in May 1897.

From the Dundee Courier Wednesday 5th May 1897. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Result of a match played against Downfield on the Kirremuir Hill course in July 1899.

Kirriemuir Golf Club   Downfield Golf Club  
D Burnett & A Sutherland 2 Rev D Lockhead & J Tarbet 0
H Black & A Black 0 J Melville & M Holder 4
W H Cromarty & W Wilson 6 W Laing & J Laing 0
E Legge & T Birrell 10 C C Laing & G J Tarbat 0
P Graham & J P Milne 0 J Anderson & W Fekford 0
J Herald & A Low 0 A Taylor & W Smith 1
H E Peacock & J Scott 4 J Mollison & W Sellars 0
  22   5

In September 1904 the members competed for the autumn scratch medal. A club, presented by Mr Cant, Carnoustie, was also played for under handicap. The scratch medal was won by George Carrie with a score of 78, he also won the club with a score of 76. Other scores; William Wilson, 80; David McNicoll, 82. 

From the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook; Number of members 50; hon. secretary - T A Petrie-Hay, jun., 6 Glebe Terrace, Kirriemuir; entrance fee nil and subs 5s; nine-holes; amateur record - J Mill, 73; station at Kirriemuir a 10 minute walk; terms for visitors, no fees but expected to contribute towards the upkeep. The course is situated on high ground, and commands a most extensive and beautiful view of the Grampian Mountains and the Perthshire Hills. From a strictly golfing point of view, however, the course leaves much to be desired, the holes being rather short and the greens rough.

Also listed in the Handbook was the Kirriemuir Ladies' Golf Club; Instituted 1892; number of members 30; hon. secretary - J A Morrison, 70 Glamis Road, Kirriemuir; entrance fee 5s and subs 2s/6d; nine-hloes; green-keeper, ? Hendry; visitors, free. The ladies' course commands a magnificent view and is about a mile from the station. There is no clubhouse. 

In July 1906 the competition for the monthly handicap medal, Doig Badge, and final round for a golf club took place on the Kirrie course. The Doig Badge and monthly medal were won by D McNicoll with the excellent score of 72. The club was won by A Grieve with 75 and 78=153, other scores were, C J M Wilkie, 75 and 80=155, E Strachan, 75 and 80=155.

It was reported in August 1908 that the club had acquired 54 acres of land on Northmuir for a new golf course. This is the clubs current location.

Kirriemuir Golf Club, Forfar, Angus. Course location in 1902/3.

Location of the earlier Kirriemuir course in the early 1900s. Grid reference NO38900,54720, co-ordinates 338900,754720.