House of Commons
MEMORIAL TO ST ANDREWS GOLFER AND TRIPLE OPEN WINNER JAMIE ANDERSON
EDM #1533
Tabled 17 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates author and golf historian Roger McStravick on his endeavours to ensure a fitting memorial to St Andrews golfer and clubmaker Jamie Anderson, who won The Open three times in a row with victories at Musselburgh in 1877, Prestwick Golf Club in 1878 and St Andrews in 1879, with the erection of a headstone at his unmarked grave in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral 113 years after his death in the poorhouse at the age of 63; recognises the enormous contribution of Anderson and his contemporaries from St Andrews, including Tom Morris, to the sport of golf; and notes the enormous contribution of Roger McStravick in raising funds and awareness that Jamie Anderson, a father of 11 and son of Auld Daw Anderson, should be suitably remembered for his success with a headstone accessible to visitors to St Andrews, alongside those of other golfing greats, including Bob Martin, Sandy Herd and both Young Tommy and Old Tom Morris.