Thank you to John Harris, Dunbar, for telling me about William Crooke's
connections with golf in Dunbar.
Crooke joined the Dunbar (men's) Golf Club in 1892. He was later
made honorary vice-president of the Dunbar Castle Golf Club in 1913. His
medal, still competed for today, shows Ďa cupid in the act of crowning
victory, with cupidís quiver full of clubs.í
presided at the Inaugural meeting to found the Dunbar Ladiesí Golf Club in
this meeting he gifted a medal for monthly play - the Crooke
Medal in silver, which is still played for today. It is a magnificent,
expensive article kept in a beautiful wooden sleeve.
1898, William Crooke presented a portrait of the late William Dick and later
in the year gifted a dozen photographs for the best scratch score. Sadly, I
have not been able to identify what photos these were or whether the Club
still has them."
John Harris, Dunbar, East Lothian,
Scotland: September 24, 2007