The Formation of Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club
The Jubilee Book, the history of the Club, records that Kilmarnock men played golf at Troon in the 1870’s and 1880’s. But in the year before production of the first car in Europe (Karl Benz in 1888), the distance to Troon and Gailes was deemed too long for the golfing men of Kilmarnock. Accordingly 14 men met in the George Hotel in Kilmarnock and formed the Club on 25th November 1887. The course was initially at Holmes Farm in Kilmarnock, but this only provided 9 holes and on 26th September 1894 new land was secured at the present site at Barassie, adjacent to the railway lines, thus facilitating access by train. You can read more about the history of the club in the Jubilee Book.
History of Events
Over the long history of the golf club, Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club has played host to a wide variety of amateur and professional events. It has proved to be a test of the very best golfers and many famous names have walked the links.
2020 R&A British Women’s Amateur Championship
2020 Final Qualifying AIG Women’s Open Championship
2019 Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship – K. Beveridge
2017 Final Qualifying for 2017 Scottish Open Championship – G. Wright
2016 Junior Open Championship – P Lencart Silva
2012 Final Qualifying Senior Open – G. Ralph
2012 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship – P. Barjon
2010 Boys Amateur Championship – A.Otaegui
2009 Final Qualifying The Open – M. Brier
2007 Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship – J. Wilson
2004 Junior Open Championship – J. Cox
2003 Final Qualifying Senior Open – D. Johnson
2001 Women’s Amateur Strokeplay Championship – R. Hudson
2001 Final Qualifying Amateur Championship – N. Dougherty
2000 European Youth Championship – England
1998 Girls Scottish Amateur – V. Laing
1997 Final Qualifying The Open – S. Bottomley
1994 Final Qualifying The Open – M. Davis
1989 Final Qualifying The Open – G. P. Emerson
1988 Scottish Amateur Championship – J. Milligan
1987 Jacques Leglise Trophy- Great Britain & Ireland
1987 Boys Amateur Championship – C. O’Carroll
1986 Final Qualifying The Open – A. Brooks
1985 Scottish Women’s Amateur – A. Gemmill
1982 Final Qualifying The Open – P. Dawson
1981 Girls Scottish Amateur – D. Thomson
1979 Boys Amateur Championship – R. Rafferty
1977 Final Qualifying The Open – R. Bernardini
1973 Roosevelt Nine Nations – T. Wieskopf
1971 Boys Amateur Championship – H. Clark
1960 Girls Amateur Championship – S. Clark
1957 Scottish Professional Championship – E. Brown
1955 Boys Scotland vs England
1955 Boys Amateur Championship – S. C. Wilson
1948 Boys Scotland vs England
1948 Boys Amateur Championship – J. D. Pritchett
1947 Daily Mail Professional – Sir H. Cotton
1937 Scottish Amateur Championship – H. McInally
The Jubilee Book
One of the framed image sets is taken from this great wee book. Published in 1937 to celebrate the first fifty years with a Gold Foil cover by The Standard Press in Kilmarnock the photos were provided by Hector Macdonald whose family until quite recently still had a shop in Bank Street, Kilmarnock.
The understated nature of the introduction is wonderful and given what was to ensue in the following years it certainly represents more than just a snapshot in history.
“This Jubilee brochure, designed for private circulation among the members of Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, has been prepared and is issued by authority of the committee, in the belief that members may appreciate a souvenir of an interesting occasion in the history of the club.”
Download a copy of the Barassie Jubilee book to print as a PDF to be read in the traditional manner on paper!
We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.