The Society

Alister MacKenzieThe Society 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.The MacKenzie Medallion

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. The list of winners and the list of future hosts can be found on this site here.

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

A few years ago the Society decided to expand its activities by establishing an Individual Membership. This is limited in number to allow at least some participation in golfing events by every member of the Society if he or she so wishes.

The Society organises matches with the British Golf Collectors' Society and with teams from member clubs. It also holds at least one Society  day every year for members and guests at a MacKenzie course.

The American MacKenzie Society was founded in 1988 well before its United Kingdom equivalent, and it holds an Annual International Tournament to which fifteen specially selected Mackenzie Clubs from all over the world are invited.

The Alister MacKenzie Timeline MacKenzie Timeline

We have an interesting diary document about Alister MacKenzie known as the TIMELINE. It shows what he did and where he was from his birth on August 30 / 1870 in Normanton in Yorkshire, through his time at School and University, to his early death on January 6 / 1930 in California.

We hope you find it interesting download the Timeline in pdf format

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