Scottish Golf History
We want to build this site into the leading online reference source for the history of golf in Scotland. In addition to our clubmaker section, this page allows you to find information on club types, clubmaking centres and courses with some longer articles on individual clubmakers. Browse the themes for topics which interest you or search the articles for a specific name, place or keyword. Many clubmakers were also accomplished players and will be found in the archive of Open Championship results.
The McEwans of Musselburgh
Probably the longest-lived clubmaking dynasty in Scotland stretching from Edinburgh at the end of the 1700s to Mussselburgh and northern England in the 20th century. At their best the finest clubmakers in the country.
The McEwan family
Other Musselburgh clubmakers
McEwan clubs for sale
Elie: 'The finest little links", Vardon
Two clubs founded in 1875 though the Elie Golf Club preceded them in 1858.
A H Scott
Golf in the Far East
There were obvious connections between the clubmaking centres of Fife and India with the jute trade but Scots professionals got to China, Singapore, Japan and the Philippines too.
A pioneer in Japan and the Philippines
Forgan spoon for India
Carnoustie putter for India
Mashie for Shanghai
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