Putting and Teeing Off and a steam train in the trees too !
Harry is a member of the British Golf Collectors Society, as was the late Alan Jackson, Alan was also editor of the societies magazine ( Through The Green ) for several years. Way back in the early 90s the twosome were working away separately, researching the old defunct golf courses of Scotland and England. Alan’s intentions were to produce a book on the English courses while Harry was working with brother Alfie on the Scottish courses, again, with the intention of producing a book at some point. Alan even contemplated a book on the whole of Britain at one time, however, as you will read from the main text, due to the quality and quantity of information being found in the Scottish libraries, it was decided to join forces and concentrate on Scotland alone. This has proved to be an excellent decision. As stated on the home page, this should have been a book, but now, as a web site i now feel that the information will be seen by a far wider audience than before. The project is also an ongoing exercise and the site will be updated as information becomes available. I sincerely hope the information within is of interest, however, this is just a sample from my extensive database created over the years. Should anyone require any information then please get in touch, i only ask that you acknowledge where the info came from.
Harry, affectionally known as Hickory Harry, is a golf nut. Apart from being a history enthusiast, he has tried his hand at almost every aspect in the game of golf, from working at all the major tournaments over the years, including the Ryder Cup, to serving on various committe's, and has in the past been a qualified Coach, Rules Referee, Club Captain, Club Secretary, Junior Convenor, Sports Council golf co-ordinator etc,etc. He has also featured in shows with the trick golfer ( Noel Hunt ) as his assistant, and assisted in the organisation of the first five Scottish Golf Shows. If its to do with golf, then he will have a bash at it !. Harry also helped his late brother ( Alfie ) to re-construct the old Arbory Brae golf links at Abington, a four year titanic struggle which ended in dissapointment. So much so, that Alfie wrote a book on the experience called " Fairways What Fairways." Details of how to acquire this book can be found in the Arbory Brae section of this site. This site is dedicated to the memory of Alfie Ward.