The Alister MacKenzie Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1999 with the aim of celebrating the work of Alister MacKenzie as a golf architect in Great Britain and Ireland through the fellowship of golf.
The Society now has a membership of 52 clubs and, as more Clubs delve into their archives, the hand of MacKenzie continues to be detected. In September 1999 the first inter-club match for the MacKenzie Medallion was held at Alwoodley and this competition has since become an annual event. All member Clubs have the opportunity to play in the Medallion that is hosted by a different Club each year. Each participating Club selects three of its members to represent it in an individual Stableford Competition on a shotgun start.
MacKenzie worked in partnership with Harry Colt from 1919-1923 and the Society competes regularly with the Colt Association for the Partners’ Salver. Additionally the winning Medallion team is invited to the Stoke Park Club to play the winner of the Colt Cup each year for the Challenge Cup.
The Society website is full of fascinating historical facts and anecdotes about the work of this talented scientist, medic, soldier and golf course architect. Please click here to view the website.
The website contains an imaginative and organic timeline which helps to put MacKenzie’s work into perspective and gives the reader a compulsion to continue reading. Click here for the timeline.