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Andrew (Andra) Kirkaldy


1860 - 1934

Golfer. Born in St Andrews, Kirkaldy worked in the town for most of his career. At eighteen he enlisted in the army and served with the Black Watch in the Battle of Ytel-el-Kibir in Egypt (1882). Thereafter he briefly worked as the golf professional in Winchester before returning the St Andrews. Kirkaldy was runner-up in the Open Championship of 1889, having lost in the play-off to Willie Park (1864 - 1925). Laterally Kirkaldy was appointed as the professional at the Royal and Ancient Club.

He published his memoirs Fifty Years of Golf in 1921. Kirkaldy's brother, Hugh, was also a champion golfer winning the Open in 1891.


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