Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
Shanklin & Sandown GC

James Braid Society

The James Braid Golfing Society is dedicated to the memory and spirit of James Braid.


The James Braid Golfing Society

It upholds the essential traditions and values of the game and aims to pass them on to future generations.

Support is given to junior golf by donations to the Junior Golf Fund at courses played by the Society.

Two official meetings will be held each year and informal meetings between members are encouraged.

The Society will follow in the footsteps of James Braid, especially by playing the lesser-known "village" courses.

Professional at Walton Heath,
Founder and President of the PGA and 5 time Open Winner

Open Championship Record

1901 – 1st Muirfield
1905 – 1st St. Andrews
1906 – 1st Muirfield
1908 – 1st Prestwick
1910 – 1st St. Andrews

The Society of Friends

Gleneagles: Carnoustie; Royal Musselburgh; these are the names one associates with the course architecture of James Braid. Yet, each year, hundreds of thousands of golfers enjoy courses, which have been designed or re-modelled by Braid: a fact unknown to the majority.

Braid golf courses, of which there are over 200, may be prestigious and well known, or they may be remote village courses. It was after a round at Brora, in the Highlands of Scotland and 15 miles north of Dornoch, that Peter Thomson expressed the view that a society dedicated to the memory of James Braid was long overdue. The idea quickly germinated and grew into the James Braid Golfing Society.

Furthermore, the Society is honoured that Peter Thomson, also a 5 time Open Champion and celebrated golf course architect, accepted an invitation to the office of President. The "Society of Friends" was born.

For more information please visit the James Braid Society website.

For a list of James Braid courses please see attachment below.

Assocation JB Courses 2019.doc