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Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland
Clubmakers
James Scarth
Selby/Bolton/Colombia etc
Born in South Shields in 1891, he began his career as assistant and apprentice clubmaker at the Cleveland Golf Club in Redcar in 1905, becoming full professional at Selby in 1911. In 1913 he moved to Sunderland for a year. He was professional at Doncaster in 1914 when war broke out and volunteered with the Niblick Brigade with whom he served on the Western Front and was reported in July 1916 as wounded in both legs.

He returned to the Doncaster club after the war and remained there until 1923 when he took up the post of professional with the Lostock club in Bolton. He won the Manchester and District Professional Championship in 1924 and qualified for, and played in, the Open Championship of 1927.

In 1928 he accepted an appointment with the Barranquilla Country Club in Colombia. On his return to the UK in 1931 he became professional at the new Fleetwood club which opened early in 1932.

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