This concludes the history of the McDonald Ellon Golf Club, from its inception in 1927 to the present day. During this time the club has seen a significant amount of change, as well as its fair share of challenges, developments and great successes. It has produced a Scottish boys champion; a men’s Scottish amateur champion and a ladies’ Scottish amateur champion and Curtis cupper. Several of its members have been chosen to represent their country. At a local level the club has won virtually every competition open to it – men’s, ladies and junior teams have all brought success to the club and a few members now play the game at a professional level.
The club has been fortunate in having a succession of green-keepers who have consistently produced a golf course of high quality. The two professionals have served the members well while a large number of enthusiastic members have given of their time and experience, in the day-to-day administration of the club.
There is no ending to the history of the golf club. I would hope that, in the future, someone will record what happens in the years to come, as I am sure the club will continue to develop and build on the success it has enjoyed so far.
I would like to thank the following people to whom I am indebted for giving of their time and effort in helping to produce this history:
To Sandra Brockie for checking and verifying dates and facts; to the late Adam Robbie for information regarding the lay-out of the original nine holes; to Evelyn Cruickshank and her brother Billy for information about their father Willie; to Jack Nixon, George Ironside and Norval Dawson for their help in confirming details of information; to Jenni Ebben for her help in proof-reading; and to Andrew Morrison for his IT expertise in breathing life into my malfunctioning computer to ensure this history was completed.
Information has been sourced from the book ‘A History of Ellon’ by Cosmo Alexander Gordon.