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Drumchapel Golf Club, Lanarkshire. (1905 - 1917)

Founded 1905.

The professional from 1906 to 1911 was William Duncan.

Below, an extract from a newspaper report in March 1906.


Drumchapel Golf Club, Lanarkshire. Extract from a newspaper report in March 1906.

From the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Friday 23 March 1906. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Below a report on the opening of the clubhouse in September 1907.


Drumchapel Golf Club, Lanarkshire. The opening of the clubhouse September 1907.

From the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald Friday 23 September 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Result of a mixed foursome played in June 1908 for a prize given by Mr H F Fischer; Miss Jenny Whiteman and Captain Whiteman (2) 90; Miss A Blake and O A Chisholm (scratch) 93; Miss K Comrie and A C Paterson (15) 95; Miss A C Lauder and J H Fraser (10) 96.


Drumchapel Golf Club, Glasgow. Picture of the Drumchapel Clibhouse.

Drumchapel Clubhouse. Image courtesy of David Low.


In June 1909 Harry Vardon and James Braid took part in a 36-hole exhibition match on the much extended Drumchapel course. 

During their visit Braid and Vardon walked the course and went on to suggest making many changes to the course. It already had natural hazards of; a stream, tramway line, hedges and fences. It would also include Braid's suggestions on his famous bunkering. The following appeared in the 1910 Nisbet Golf Yearbook; "a number of bunkers were added during the winter" confirming the the report had been accepted. 

Result of the monthly medal played in February 1910; scratch - H McCreadie, 89; John Paterson, 91; first class – John Paterson (9), 82; second class – W F Smith (11) and J Johnston (17) tied on 84.

Result of the July 1911 medal; first Class - J Reid, jun., 78-8-70; J Macauley, 84-4-80; O A Chisholm, 84-3-81; R Allan, 93-12-81; second class - John Gray, 89-19-70; John Tytler, 94-20-74. 

Result of a bogey competition played in August 1912; first class – H Ferguson (scratch), all square; H McCreadie (4), all square; J Macaulay (1), 2down; O A Chisholm (1), 2down; J Reid jun (2) 2down; second class – A O Drysdale (10) 3up; A McNab (9), 3 down. Ladies section; Mrs Prince (34), 87; Miss E M Brown (36), 87. 

Results from the spring meeting held in May 1913; First Class, captain’s prize – A Mitchell, 76 scratch; W M Gray, 88-10-78; W M Moore, 92-12-80; A McNab, 90-9-81; O A Chisolm, 84-2-82; G T Hay, 85-3-82; J Reid jnr, 85-3-82; J T Whitman, 88-6-82; John Macaulay, 95-12-83; W Kerr, 91-8-83; Second Class, vice captain’s prize – W H McFarlane, 91-21-70; J B Eadie, 93-16-77; A Anderson, 93-13-80; J Addison, 98-17-81; E McIntyre, 98-17-81; A McKenzie, 94-13-81. 

In 1914 the secretary was David Crawford, 213 West George Street, Glasgow and the professional H Ogg (1911 - 1917). Drumchapel was an 18-hole course with a membership of 600. The greens were good and well guarded by a burn, hedges and ditches. Further improvements were made during 1914. The amateur course record holder was G Lockhart with a score of 71. Entry fees were £1/1/0 and subs £1/10/0. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 4/- a week and 12/- a month. Sunday play was not allowed. Ladies were allowed to play Monday all day, all other days till 5pm, except Saturday, when they were permitted to play only between 12 and 6pm. The station was 4 minutes away.

It was reported in March 1917 that the Board of Agriculture for Scotland said that it was likely that 10 acres of the Drumchapel course would be ploughed up and used for food production to aid the war effort. 


Drumchapel Golf Club, Lanarkshire. Location of the golf course.

Map of Drumchapel Golf Course. Grid reference NS51870,70340, co-ordinates 251870,670340.



The course was turned over for food production in March 1917 and the club house was converted into two semi-detached villas in Garscadden Road.