Robert Maxwell, born 1876 at 127 George Street, Edinburgh, son of Francis Maxwell of Gribton, Dumfries, a landowner and his wife Adelaide Hay. At the age of four, Robert moved with his parents, two brothers and a sister to North Berwick and was living in Balgone House and later The Lodge in Quality Street. Maxwell was educated at Eton and was described as an energetic boy who had some success at rowing and playing football. It was in the Eton Society where Maxwell acquired his short and concise style of oratory. His father Francis Maxwell joined North Berwick Golf Club on the 1st September 1880. Maxwell played 13 times in the Amateur Championship from 1897-1914 and won the event twice in 1903 and 1909. At Prestwick in 1905, Maxwell defeated fellow Tantallon member John R. Gairdner in the fifth round. In the semi-final Maxwell was beaten at the first extra hole by the eventual winner Gordon Barry, the match was followed by 4,000 spectators. This early Wrench series No.2005 Postcard dates 1902-06 and is in Very Good + condition & quite Scarce. Ref.2619

Robt.R. Maxwell Capt. Amateur Champion. Ref.2616

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