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Abernethy Golf Club, Perth & Kinross. (1892 – WW1)  

Golf was played in the early 1890s at two courses in Abernethy. The first one was laid out over Balliefurth Farm. 

Reports on the opening of the first course in July 1893.

 

Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. Report on the opening of the course in July 1893.

Northern Scot and Moray & Nairn Express Saturday 8 July 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. Report on the opening of the course in July 1893.

St. Andrews Citizen Saturday 8 July 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Competition result  from June 1898.

 

Abernethy Golf Club, Perth & Kinross. Competition result from June 1898.

Perthshire Advertiser June 8 1898. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

There is no entry for Abernethy in the 1905 Nisbet's Golf Yearbook.

 

Below a report on a new course for Abernethy in 1908.

 

Abernethy Golf Club, Perth & Kinross. Report on the formation of a club in November 1908.

Dundee Courier Saturday 21 November 1908. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Later club founded in 1909. 

 

Abernethy Golf Club, Perth & Kinross. Report on the opening of the course in May 1909.

Perthshire Advertiser Wednesday 19 May 1909. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

From the 1913/4 Nisbet’s Golf Yearboook; joint secretaries were A C Shields of Pitcurran and the Reverend G MacDougall of The Manse; membership was 100 in 1913 decreasing to 60 in 1914; six-hole course; no entry fee and subs were 10/-; visitors’ fees were 1/-a day; Sunday play was not allowed. The station was one mile from the course. 

The Google Map below shows the location of the first course in 1893.