Carnoustie Golf Club and W.B.R. Coupar research papers
- 1891-2003 (Creation)
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5.95 linear metres
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Carnoustie Golf Club was formally established in 1842 and is based at what has been described as one of the toughest links courses in the world. Golf is known to have been played at Carnoustie from as early as the 1500s and the club is known to have been in existence for some time before its formal foundation. The club is believed to be among the ten oldest surviving golf clubs in the world. It has produced several first class players and in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many Carnoustie golfers went to the United States where they became professionals. These included the famed Smith brothers.When the Professional Golfers' Association of America was founded in 1916, nearly half of the 82 professional members were from Carnoustie A golf course was first laid out at Carnoustie in the 1830s by the publisher Robert Chalmers. The current course was designed by Allan Robertson and Old Tom Morris in the 1850s and was modified and extended by Morris in the 1860s and redesigned by James Braid in the 1920s. The course has staged the Open Championships several times including in 1999 when Scotland's Paul Lawrie won one of the most dramatic championships. The clubhouse dates from 1898.
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MS 329/1 Carnoustie Golf Club Records, 1891-2001: Minutes and Reports, 1898-2000; Financial records, 1898-2000; Bye laws and rules, 1902-1968; Competition and Players Records, 1907-1990s; Visitors Books, 1898-1992; Publications, 1891-1985; News cuttings relating to the history of the club, 1898-1970s; Photographs and Images. c 1900-2001. MS 329/2 Research Papers created by W.B.R. Coupar. 1842-2003: Correspondence, 1960-2000; Research notes about golfers, courses and competitions, 1842-1996; Publications, 1874-2003; Postcards and drawings, n.d.; Photographs, c 1870s-1997; Maps and plans. 1888-1992.
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Usually chronological within series.
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Conditions governing access
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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The records are on paper and include photographs.
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Existence and location of originals
The material in MS 329/1 is original. Some of the material in MS 329/2 is original but the majority of it are photocopies.
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Note: Stuart Hackney, listed as author of 'Carnoustie Links - Courses and Players' is erroneously thought by some to be an alias of Bill Coupar
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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