Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter - 2Being half of the famous pair of golfers in the old black and white picture of our original members, Charlie Hunter was a prodigious golfer winning the Eglinton Medal a number of times before becoming an apprentice to Tom Morris. This was the beginning of a life-long friendship. At the age of nineteen Charlie Hunter became Captain of St Nicholas 1856-58, and played in the very first Open with Morris in 1860. He became Professional at Royal Blackheath and in 1868 he returned to work at Prestwick Golf Club until his death in 1921. He laid out various courses including our Monktonmiln Farm course, our Prestwick Moor course and finally our current course at Grangemuir Road. He was an Honorary Member of the Club.