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Park V. Fernie at Musselburgh, 1898

Fore! Clear the way for the earliest golf footage from the world's oldest course at Musselburgh.

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent


If you are looking for golf history then Musselbugh Links is the place to start: it's been spoiling good walks since Charles II sat on the throne. This game between Willie Park Jr. and Willie Fernie, both Open winners, was the first of a two-part challenge match with a Ј100 prize up for grabs. If the golf swings are perhaps a little unorthodox today, it's nice to see that the celebrations of the players are unchanged.

If you don’t want to know the result then look away now - Willie Park was victorious after the second half of the match played at Troon.