Malcolm Goodwillie came to the Budapest club in Hungary in September 1913 and remained until 1943.
He started as a very good amateur player in Leven and won the Innerleven Gold medal in 1907. He turned professional the following year, taking up a post at Selsey-on-Sea in Sussex, then moved to Burgess Hill in the same county where he introduced himself by playing an exhibition match against George Duncan in March 1913.
His younger brother joined him as assistant in Hungary and both were caught up by the start of the First World War and interned in Budapest. After a lack of contact with them, the Fifeshire Herald reported in January 1915 that ‘they are well … being very well treated at the club and receiving a fair measure of courtesy from the inhabitants’. The brother died sometime in the 1920s on a visit home and another brother, James, also joined him in Budapest as an assistant.
Malcolm clearly bore no grudge over his internment as he stayed with the club after the war until 1943. He partnered the Prince of Wales on his visit to the course in 1935.
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