Glasgow Herald Golf Tournament of the 1920s

The Glasgow Herald Tournament was a golf tournament in Scotland in the 1920s that was won by some of the biggest names of British golf from that era.

First played: 1920

Last played: 1927

The Glasgow Herald Tournament was a match-play tournament that culminated in 36-hole championship matches. It was sponsored by the newspaper of Glasgow, Scotland, in an era when newspapers sponsoring professional tournaments was common (for example, the Yorkshire Evening News Tournament and News of the World Match Play Tournament).

When the tournament debuted in 1920, its total purse of £650 (£160 to the winner) was the largest in British golf to that point.

The largest margin of victory in a final was 10 and 8 by Charles Whitcombe over 50-year-old Ted Ray in 1927, one of two losses in the championship match by Ray. Abe Mitchell and George Duncan were both 2-time winners. Mitchell also reached the championship match two other years.

Also known as: Gleneagles Tournament or Glasgow Herald 1000 Guineas Tournament (after the purse was bumped up to that amount in Year 2, setting a new record).

Winners of the Glasgow Herald Tournament

1920 — George Duncan def. Arnaud Massy, 3 and 2
1921 — Abe Mitchell def. Joe Kirkwood Sr., 7 and 6
1922 — Abe Mitchell def. Ted Ray, 2 and 1
1923 — Arthur Havers def. Frank Ball, 6 and 5
1924 — George Duncan def. Abe Mitchell, 8 and 7
1925 — Archie Compston def. Abe Mitchell, 1-up
1926 — Aubrey Boomer def. Lewis Herrington, 7 and 5
1927 — Charles Whitcombe def. Ted Ray, 10 and 8

Golf course: The tournament was always played at Gleneagles (in Auchterarder, Scotland), whose golf course opened in 1919 (five years prior to the opening of the Gleaneagles Hotel).

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