Robert Harris - 1902 Evening Telegraph Cup. This competition carries with it the amateur championship of Scotland. Harris was watched by over 1500 spectators at St.Andrews . Cheering crowds packed Carnoustie High Street as he was welcomed home.
Harris also won the 1911 and 1912 Golf Illustrated Gold Vase. A truly great amateur and the First Captain of the Walker Cup Team, Robert played in the 1922, 1923 and 1926 Walker Cups against The United States of America.
Robert Harris wins the British Amateur Championship May 29, 1925. He became an Honorary Life member of the club in the same year.
Roberts medals can be seen to this day in pride of place at the club.
After two runner-up finishes, when Harris eventually won the 1925 Amateur Championship he did so in stunning fashion winning his match 13 & 12, the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.
Robert Harris was also The Chairman of the R&A Rules Committee, asking for tests on the 'new' golf balls in 1938.
“the adoption of a less powerful ball would be to the advantage of all classes of golfers”
Nothing came of it as world war soon intervened.
Roberts biography was published in 1953 - titled 60 years of golf, in the book he reminiscences on his 60 years in the game, with memories of Carnoustie, Monifieth and Walker Cup matches.
In 1904 & 1905 Amateur Championship of Scotland, was won by Dr. F. Scroggie. It was known by the name 'Evening Telegraph' Cup however with it came the title of Amateur Championship of Scotland.
Scroggie also won the 1904 and 1906 Club Championship.
Widely accepted as one of the best golfers of his generation he represented Scotland in the 1910 Home International match against England held at Royal Liverpool.
Dr Frank H. Scroggie was appointed resident medical assistant Dundee Royal Infirmary November 1907.
Frank was made an Honorary Life Member in 1938.
Davids first national title was back in 1967 when he won the Scottish Boys Champion at North Berwick.
David earned Scottish Senior International honors in 1972, 1973 and 1975. He also represented Britain in Commonwealth Trophy Tournament in 1975.
The Commonwealth Tournament was a men's team golf tournament between teams of amateurs golfers from Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. It was played roughly every four years.
Great Britains team that year : Nick Faldo, David Greig, Ian Hutcheon, Sandy Lyle, George Macgregor, Geoff Marks.
David Greig was Scottish Amateur Champion 1975 at Montrose.
David has been club champion on eight occasions spanning nearly 20 years. He first won in 1970 then in 1975, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and finally 1989.
Pic : He was became an Honorary Life member in 1976 alongside A.S.Bisset.
Lindsey has a long family history with Carnoustie. His family have and continue to be consistent winners on the golf course. Lindsey continues to this day to live within feet of the Championship Course.
Honorary Life Member in 1983 for his golfing achievements. Club Champion on three occasions in 1978, 1980 and 1981.
Lindsay twice achieved the Scottish Boys Open Stroke Play Champion 1977 and 1979 and went onto win Scottish Youths Open Stroke Play Champion 1982.
Scottish Senior Internationalist came his way in 1982 and 1983 also playing in the 1983 Walker Cup.
Lindsey played with Andrew Oldcorn and on day one won his match 5 & 4 against the US pair of Hoffer/Tentis.
On day two the same pairing finished 1 up against the US pair of Lewis/Holtgrieve.
He went onto half his singles match against David Tentis.
Lindsey also won the World Hickory Open golf championship in 2008 with a two-over-par round of 73 at Craigielaw Golf Club in swirling high winds.
Lee Vannet: Scottish Boys Open Stroke Play Champion 1983 at Barrassie; British Boys Champion 1984 at Royal Porthcawl.
Scottish Internationalist at Boys, Youths and Senior level 1984. Lee qualified to be a European Tour Member 1991-1993.
Lee has also won over 40 pro-ams on Tartan Tour between 1987- 2001. He went onto qualify as a PGA AA Professional, UKCC L3 Coach, Scottish Golf Performance Coach.
Daily Express Champion - 1987.
Sunderland Masters Champion - 1997.
Lee became Carnoustie Golf Links Professional 1995 - 2014 and is now based at Newmacher Golf Club.
Angus Cappi Scottish Youths Champion 2009. Angus is the Assistant Golf Professional at Downfield Golf Club in Dundee.
Angus Golf Achievements include -
2005 - 2006 - Stroke Play Championship
Order of Merit Championship
2006 - 2007
2nd ISGA Championships (Captained the team)
Semi Finals HMC Championships (Captained the team)
2009 Under 21s Scottish Youth Championships (National Title)
Assistant Golf Professional
The San Roque Club
Jun 2015 - Apr 2016
Alan won the Scottish Boys Amateur at North Berwick beating John Cuddihy (West Lothian) 6 & 4.
The national amateur match play golf championship of Scotland has been played since 1922 and is organised by the Scottish Golf Union. It is a "closed" event with entry currently restricted to those who were either born in Scotland, have Scottish parentage, or are permanently resident in Scotland for at least the previous five years.
Alan seen far right with his son Steven next to him who won the title in 2001.
Steven Brown won the Scottish Boys Championship in 2001 at Royal Aberdeen. He defeated Richard Gill (Craigmillar Park) 6 & 4.
In 2001 Steven at 17 years old was making his fifth bid to emulate the success of father Alan at North Berwick. Never before in the tournament's 66 year existence had a father and son won the Scottish Championship.
Will was the 2015 Scottish Boys Champion at Dunbar and SGU Junior Tour at Longniddry co-winner.
Will was also a member of Scotland’s 2015 Home Internationals championship squad. Will has also represented Scotland in European and World Team Championships.
In 2015-16 Will moved onto the senior circuit with his best finishes coming in the 2015 Scottish Champion of Champions (11th) and East of Scotland Championship (18th) while making the cut at the Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship that included professionals.
Will led the Led Glenalmond to 2016 Perth & Kinross Schools’ Championship claiming the individual title as well. Also in 2016 at Craigmillar Park Open Will tied 7th.
In 2021 on the PGA Europro Tour - Wills best result is tied 11th in The Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Golf Links
Dan won the Australian Amateur Champion 1903 in Adelaide. Daniel Gordon Soutar was born 1882 at Carmyllie, near Arbroath. He moved shortly afterwards with his parents to Carnoustie and lived on Dundee Street.
He was a leading player at the club and in June 1899 won the club’s Dalhousie Cup defeating Carnegie Clark in the final, both would go onto to dominate Australian golf.
He left for Autralia in 1903 and promptly won the Australian Amateur Championship in Adelaide.
We go onto explain his professional career in more detail in our section Worldwide Titles section. He went onto to win The Australian Open Champion in 1905 and Professional Champion in 1907.
Eric Ramsay claimed the 100th Australian Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne March 23rd 2005.
Ramsay, a semi-finalist the year before in the British Amateur and member of the Carnoustie Golf Club, defeated Australian Andrew Tampion, 6 & 5 in a 36-hole final, staged over the famous West course at the Victoria links course.
Eric received his Honorary Life membership in the same year for his golf achievements.
Eric went onto clinch his maiden European Challenge Tour victory when he won the DHL Wroclaw Open in Poland, finishing two shots clear after an impressive final round 67.
He posted an astonishing 23 birdies over the four days at Toya Golf and Country Club and his 263 aggregate score was the lowest 72 hole total of the 2009 Challenge Tour season.
Keir was born in Carnoustie , October 1984. Narrowly missing out on victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy in 2006, Kier achieved his goal by winning in 2008.
He was used to winning multiple club and amatuer events, lowering his handicap to a record breaking +6. He became Club Champion in 2003.
He represented the Scottish national team across the world in 2006,2007,2008,2009.
After turning Professional, Keir took the opportunity to complete his PGA training at Gullane Golf Club where he again showed his commitment and determination, winning the coveted PGA Trainee Of The Year award in 2016.
Now Head Professional at Carnoustie Golf Links he is one of the few Level 3 qualified coaches in Scotland
St Andrews Links Trophy has attracted the world's top amateurs, since its inception in 1989. Many of whom have gone on to enjoy success on the PGA and European Tours, notably Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Trevor Immelman, Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari.
The R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) ranks the St Andrews Links Trophy as one of the strongest amateur tournaments in the world, based on strength of field, and it is arguably one of the strongest outside the Amateur Championship in the British Isles.
Matthew a member of the club from the age of 15 began playing golf aged just two thanks to his ‘mad-keen’ dad, and watching videos of the late, great Spaniard Seve Ballesteros winning The Open Championship at St Andrews in 1984.
Turned professional at the end of 2010 and played on the Challenge Tour, and the DP World Tour.
Finishing 6th in the 146th Open Championship.
2nd - 2017 - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
2nd - 2019 - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship