Looking Back - Dysart Golf Club late 1940s

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Dysart Golf Club was founded in 1897 by chemist Andrew Forrester, himself a keen golfer.

Finding suitable land wasn’t easy but he finally settled on a piece of ground near Loughborough Road.

Once the nine-hole flat course was complete, enthusiasm started to grow.

On Wednesday 5, 1902 one of the club’s most important matches was played as Andrew Herd Scott of Elie went up against James Foulis, former Open Champion.

The match on the Dysart course saw Foulis win and it was revealed that although brought up as an American, he was in fact born in St Andrews in 1870.

Despite the club remaining popular, it finally closed in 1950.

Photograph kindly supplied by the Dysart Trust via Carol McNeill.