A previous blog featured John Duncan (1861-1939) who was the professional at Kings Park Golf Club from July 1901 to his retirement in 1935
This image is of a medal presented by Stirling Golf Club in the early 20th Century
Being won by:-
J S McGregor 1904
J R Archibald 1905
P Drummond 1906
M B Frazer 1907
K G Murray 1908
My opinion on golf might be that it is an unusual pursuit/hobby, however, I will admit to it being a very popular game with great skill and practice required to become proficient in it
Sport throughout history has been a very popular participant and spectator activity The Olympics, Wimbledon and The Open being just a few events
Although, on a much smaller scale, Stirling Golf Club can be seen to have joined the bandwagon I can just imagine how proud the winners and their respective families must have been when they won the medal in this photograph
It is always nice to be acknowledged, when you reach the pinnacle of any particular activity, and why should golf be any different This medal might even have been won by players using clubs made by John Duncan.
Birdie, Eagle, Albatross, Bogey, Stymie and “Out” & “In” are all golfing terms which only those interested in the game will fully understand I just hope that some of them don’t mean that poor birds flying overhead meet their end via a wee white ball. Maybe it explains why you never see an albatross flying over Stirling Castle!
Just one final point Has anyone ever actually seen the ball when Television Cameras are filming the great Golfing Competitions All I have ever seen is the sky and clouds “Spot the Ball” used to be a popular competition perhaps where golf is concerned it is a skill only a few possess!