Gleneagles Hotel Foursomes Tournament
The Gleneagles Hotel Foursomes Tournament was a pro-am golf tournament played at the Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland. The event was held annually from 1953 to 1966. From 1953 to 1957 it was called the Gleneagles-Saxone Foursomes Tournament. Saxone was a Scottish footwear manufacturer.
|Location||Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Alex Caygill and Bernard Cawthray|
In 1953, 32 professionals were invited who each chose their own amateur partner. The event was played under handicap with the professionals playing off scratch and the amateurs limited to a handicap of 6. Play was over four days with two round played on the third day. The final and 3rd/4th place match were over 18 holes on the fourth day. Total prize money was £3,000.
The 1954 event was severally affected by rain. The first day's play was lost and the first round was played at Carnoustie Golf Links on the second day. The players returned to Gleneagles, where the second and third round were played o the third day and the semi-final and final on the final day. There was a consolation event for those pairs beaten in the first round.
The 1955 event was reduced to three days, using the format used in 1954.
- "Back-markers beaten in both finals – Gleneagles-Saxone Tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 24 October 1953. p. 9.
- "Scottish amateur's part in foursomes success – Professional's tribute to Cameron". The Glasgow Herald. 22 October 1954. p. 4.
- "Carr and Bradshaw win Saxone foursomes – Amateur's long hitting decisive". The Glasgow Herald. 7 October 1955. p. 4.
- "Glenbervie pair's success in foursomes – Panton completes fine year". The Glasgow Herald. 19 October 1956. p. 4.
- "Spectacular win for Brown and Will – Gleneagles-Saxone final". The Glasgow Herald. 11 October 1957. p. 4.
- "Surprise winners of Gleneagles event – Favourites well beaten". The Glasgow Herald. 6 October 1958. p. 4.
- "Back-markers well beaten – Gleneagles final". The Glasgow Herald. 3 October 1959. p. 9.
- "Glennie and Rees win foursomes event – Remarkable finish to final". The Glasgow Herald. 1 October 1960. p. 5.
- "Christmas continues successful run – Poor weather for foursomes". The Glasgow Herald. 30 September 1961. p. 5.
- "Win for O'Connor and Fogarty – first Irish pair to succeed at Gleneagles Hotel". The Glasgow Herald. 27 October 1962. p. 5.
- "Butler and Kelley win at Gleneagles Hotel". The Glasgow Herald. 26 October 1963. p. 6.
- "Coombe Hill pair's foursomes title – Victory by 6&5 in final". The Glasgow Herald. 24 October 1964. p. 6.
- "Gleneagles Hotel foursomes – Victory For Burgess and Huggett in final". The Glasgow Herald. 23 October 1965. p. 5.
- "Cotton's challenge ends gallantly". The Glasgow Herald. 29 October 1966. p. 11.