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George Fernie
Troon
George Fernie George William Fernie was the third son of the 1883 Open Champion, Willie Fernie. Born in Troon in 1891 he served his apprenticeship there with his father.

I think the local paper (Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald) may have got its NY islands a little muddled. It wrote in his obituary that he went to ‘the highly exclusive Long Island club where he was professional.’ There seems to be no record of him there but he did go to Staten Island in 1910, aged only 18, as professional to the Richmond Country Club at Dongan Hills.

He was back in Scotland in 1914 and entered in the Open Championship at his home club of Troon with that affiliation but went back across the Atlantic shortly after and enlisted in Canada. Serving as Acting Bombardier with the Canadian Field Artillery Brigade he was killed in the Battle of the Somme in action on the night of 9 October 1916 and is buried in Pozières British Cemetery, Ovillers la Boisselles.

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