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Lecture | Lieutenant Freddie Tait: Golfer and Soldier

Lecture | Lieutenant Freddie Tait: Golfer and Soldier

Thu, Aug. 3, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series

Winner of the Amateur Championship in 1896 and 1898 and several times a leading contender in the Open Championships of that time, Freddie Tait was tall, good-looking, always cheerful and one of the finest Amateur golfers of his time.  Freddie Tait entered the Open Championship on nine occasions in the 1890's, coming third, as an Amateur, competing against all the famous professional golfers.  As Lieutenant F G Tait he went out to South Africa with 2nd Bn The Black Watch at the start of the Boer War. He was a friend of Major Innes’ grandfathers and like the speakers grandfather he was wounded at the Battle of Magersfontein and sent to Wynberg Hospital in Capetown to recuperate.  Re-joining the Battalion he was tragically killed inaction at Koodoosberg Drift, a few miles from Kimberley.  A very famous Amateur Golfer who dies 115 years ago.

Major (Retd) Colin Innes comes from a long line of Black Watch Officers and is an enthusiastic amateur historian and golfer.  Like Freddie Tait he is also a Member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences
£9 non-members | £7 Friends
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