Kilsyth Golf Club, Lanarkshire. (1899 - 1903)

Founded in 1899. 

The first course was in the Balmalloch area, it moved to its current location in 1905.

Officials of the club in April 1899 were; James McCubbin, captain; R Malcolm, vice captain; J M Duncan, secretary; W Thomson, treasurer; Executive committee, Provost Wilson, Rev M P Noble, R Hamilton, T Haig, William Lennox, Miss Nielsen, Miss M Brown. In April 1899 the executive committee decided to site the course on four fields situated just above the water tank on the Mid Road. The terms for a lease were to be negotiated with Mr Rennie, the proprietor.

The club is formed.


Kilsyth Golf Club, Lanarkshire. The club is formed in 1899.

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser Saturday 6 May 1899. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


In July 1899 there was an attendance of about 100 to witness Provost Wilson formally open the course. After the speeches Mr Haig presented Mrs Wilson with a cleek and a ball and she duly played the opening stroke to declare the course open.

Result of a match played against Kirkintilloch in May 1900.


Kilsyth Golf Club, Lanarkshire. Result of a match against Kirkintilloch played in May 1900.

Kirkintilloch Gazette Saturday 12 May 1900. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


In July 1901 the July medal winner over the Balmalloch course was John Morrison, Craigknowe, with a score of 86 net.

On Saturday 3 May 1902 the golf house which had recently been erected on the course was formally opened by Provost Wilson, who was introduced by Captain Smith. A series of friendly matches took place to celebrate the opening.

Result of a mixed doubles competition played in May 1902; winners, Miss Lennox and the Rev P Anton; second, Miss M Crombie and Mr James Brown, Rosemount; third, Miss Hughes and Mr James Brown, Brownville.

On Saturday 17 May 1902 the monthly competition for the Wilson medal took place, result; William Frew, 90; William Dobbie, 93; James Brown, 95 and James Smith, 103.

The September 1902 medal was won by James Brown, Rosemount with a score of 93. The prize of a cleek for the lowest three scratch scores was won by James Brown, Brownville.

In 1903 the club held a meeting with Mr Jas Brown presiding. It was reported that the farmer, Mr Duncan, intended to increase the rental to £35 from £25. It was concluded that the club could not meet such a drastic increase and appointed a committee to look for another site.