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Leith Golf Club, Leith Links, City of Edinburgh. (1744 - 1891)

Founded 1744.

Below is a report of a match played on Leith Links in April 1744.

 

Leith Links Golf Club, Edinburgh. Report of a match played on Leith Links April 1744.

From the Caledonian Mercury Tuesday 3rd April 1744. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is a report on the Leith Thistle Golf Club from June 1820.

 

Leith Thistle Golf Club, Edinburgh. Report on a competition played in June 1820.

From the Globe Wednesday 14th June 1820. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below a professional match in March 1879. 

 

Leith Links Golf Club, Edinburgh. Professional match played in March 1879.

From the Glasgow Evening Post Thursday 20th March 1879. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Result of a competition played by the Leith Golf Club on Leith Links on New Year's Day 1885. The following were the prize winners; W Archibald, R Dunn, R Robinson, C Gibson, J Paterson, A Roger, W Mackie, J Doig, G Millar, D Rolland, W K Smith, J Darney, A J Wilson, D Coutts and R Hutchison. A Foursome was played between D Rolland and J Darney against J Simpson (prof.) and W Dowie, the latter couple had an easy victory.

Below is the entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

Leith Links Golf Club, Edinburgh. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

Leith Links Golf Club, Edinburgh. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

The following is an extract from a letter that appeared in the Shield Daily News in July 1891. "It was my custom to proceed to Leith for a quite game of golf on Leith Links, now, alas, no longer devoted to the Royal and Ancient game.

Below evidence of golf being played after 1891.

October 1894; Leith Club - The Archibald Cup competition took place over Leith Links on Saturday. Mr Kummerer won the cup with a score of 85-16-69. The next scores were; James Drysdale, 95-12-83; David Reid, 98-12-86; Alex Aitchinson, 102-10-92.

November 1897; Leith Club - This club held their first monthly competition over the Leith course On Saturday. The best scores handed in were by J Johnston and C Lumsden, who therefore tied for the medal.

Full history of Leith Links on Scottish Golf History:- 

http://www.scottishgolfhistory.org/oldest-golf-sites/1619-leith-links/

 

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