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Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland
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Christopher McIntosh
Preston
Chris McIntosh was born in Montrose in 1892. His father George, from Laurencekirk, was with the Montrose Mercantile club and the family moved south, first to the Headingley club in 1893 then Romford, where George became professional at the new links on Gidea Park in 1894, and finally to Fulwell, Preston. This last move must have been around 1901 as Chrisís little sister, Mary, is shown as aged 10 and being born in Fulwell on the 1911 census. That same record shows George as professional at Preston Golf Club and Chris as clubmaker.

In 1912 Chris narrowly missed out on qualification for the News of the World but the following year won the PGA northern qualifying event for assistants. He was holding his own against seasoned professionals and early in 1914 he was in the prize money at Gosforth where he qualified for the final foursomes stage of the PGA Sphere and Tatler £350 tournament. He took over from his father as professional at Preston that same year and got married. A bright future as a playing professional beckoned.

At some point after this he went to war, a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He died of his wounds on 31.10.1918 and is buried in the Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France.

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