James Kinnell

James Kinnell - 5Born 1876 in Leven James, or Jimmy as he was known, became the professional at Prestwick St Nicholas in 1897, but having only been in the post for about a year was approached to move to Royal Norwich GC. A frantic search ensued, calling upon the knowledge of Tom Morris and Charlie Hunter, whose unanimous recommendation was to hire Jimmy’s brother David. Beyond his appearances in 11 Open championships, Jimmy moved from Norwich to the leafy Purley Downs GC where he retired.