Fotheringham was born in Carnoustie, Scotland, on 9 July 1883. He spend his youth in Carnoustie, where he began his career as a golf caddy, club maker, and golf Professional.
He won the Carnoustie Golf Championship in 1903. Later that year he went to Durban, South Africa, and was a pro at the professional at the now the Royal Durban Golf Club until 1914.
He won the South African Open five times, in 1908, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1914. He finished tied for 13th place in the 1912 Open Championship held at Muirfield.
He then went to the United States in 1915 and was a pro at the Indian Hill Golf Club, Chicago. He later was a pro for many years at the Norwood Country Club, West Long Branch.
Fotheringham was the first test pro for the United States Rubber Co. when it entered the golf Business. He was an honorary life member of the New Jersey Professional Golfers Association and was the sole surviving founding member of the United States Professional Golfers Association.
Fotheringham’s playing career
was on the wane by the time he moved to the United States, but he did
have some success.
In 1916 he was one of the founders of the PGA of America. He was the
chairman of the PGA’s organizational meetings and the chairman of the
PGA’s first annual meeting, which was held in the summer of 1916.
A professional in Illinois Fotheringham played in the first two PGA Championship tournaments, held in 1916 and 1919. The same year he finished in a tie for 29th at the U.S. Open.
In 1920 he was the secretary of the Metropolitan Section while working on
Staten Island, New York. He finished second in both the 1920 Philadelphia Open and the 1924 New Jersey Open.
Fotheringham became was a member of the PGA’s first executive committee and served as a vice-president representing the Middle States Section. In 1935 he became a pro at the Hollywood Golf Club, Deal.
In 1958 he made a return visit to South Africa to mark the 50th anniversary of his triumph at the first South African open. When he returned to Deal, he was honoured at a testimonial given at Hollywood Golf Club to mark his 23rd year as a pro there.
Daniel Gordon (Dan) Soutar was born in Carmyllie, Scotland in 1882. In 1888, his family moved to Carnoustie where - over the next 15 or so years - he received a thorough grounding in the game of golf.
He was a leading player at the club and in June 1899 won the club’s Dalhousie Cup defeating Carnegie Clark in the final, two players who were soon to dominate Australian golf.
He emigrated to Australia in 1903, and made an immediate mark by winning the 1903 Australian Amateur Championship at the old Glenelg course in Adelaide. In 1905, he turned professional and went into partnership with Carnegie Clark making clubs at Rose Bay in Sydney.
Australian Open Champion in 1905 and Professional Champion in 1907. Then followed an amazing run of seconds. In his countries Open he filled that position on no fewer than seven occasions, in between times winning State and club championships.
Soutar turned to course design creating a number of top courses. Kingston Heath gold course in Melbourne, the Elanora, Pymble, Long Reef and Concord courses in Sydney and Royal Adelaide.
His greatest contribution to golf in Australia may well be his pivotal role in the formation of the Australian PGA and being its first chairman in 1911.
His book The Australian Golfer Published by Angus and Robertson, Syndey in 1906 was the first book on golf published in Australia. A copy of which is proudly held in the club in which he described the country's best golfers and golf courses, his teaching methods and much more.
Carnegie Clark was born in Carnoustie on the 27 July 1881. The son of a fisherman he learnt his golfing skills as a caddie.
Taking up the game at the age of ten. Following on from his success as a schoolboy golfer, Clark was apprenticed to clubmaker Robert Simpson at the age of fifteen and here he was taught clubmaking and repair skills during the 12 hour work days.
At seventeen, Carnegie lost to Dan Soutar in the Dalhousie Cup, he would turn the tables on Soutar many times over their numerous battles to come.
He emigrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney during 1902. Professional at Royal Sydney for 27 years. Clark won the following golf tournaments.
1906 Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
1908 Australian PGA Championship at The Australian Golf Club.
1909 Australian PGA Championship at Oakleigh Golf Club, Victoria.
1910 Australian Open at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
1911 Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
1924 Sun Tournament at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Carnegie centre with his brother Walter on the first tee at Royal Sydney, scene of their dramatic playoff in 1924.
His unusual first name came from his mother’s maiden name - she was the sister of Andrew Carnegie of Carnegie Hall and US Steel fame, perhaps one of the richest men that ever lived.