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Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland
Clubmakers
J S Crowley
Glasgow
James Crowley began his career as a joiner (carpenter) in Elie and Earlsferry (where he was born 22.1.1861) and is still so listed in the 1901 census though recorded as a clubmaker in Links Place, Earlsferry, in a trade directory of 1893. He lived a couple of houses down from George Forrester.

Early in his career (and unclear as to whether this was involved in golf or clubmaking) he was in the United States as his eldest son, James R was born in New York in 1888. As the link suggests, I believe, this son was the professional at clubs on the south side of Glasgow around the end of the first decade of the 20th century.

Peter Georgiady (and the Olsons) write that he moved to Glasgow in 1911. Based on his youngest son, Alfred’s school record he moved earlier. However, he is in Stevenson Drive, Glasgow, in the census of that year described as a clubmaker but he is still listed as having a business in Earlsferry, James Crowley and Son, as late as 1921. Presumably he ran two establishments as he was a major reseller of clubs in Glasgow in the 1920s with a shop at 54 Union Street.

The firm was dissolved in March 1933 on his retirement but the business carried on under the same name, run by his son, John Christopher Crowley (b 1895).

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