The Amazing Findlays

The Amazing Findlays

One amazing result from this web page is the tremendous amount of information that is flowing back from interested people and even from relatives of whom I had no idea we were even related. As I piece together the history of Alexander H, Findlay (4th), I've come to appreciate that he is not the only golfer of his siblings. Most of his brothers were also involved in golf in one way or another. For instance his oldest brother James Alexander Findlay, oldest male of all 10 children, was Wright & Ditson's chief Golf ball maker, as well as course architect for W/D between 1900 and 1903 throughout New England.

Three brothers immigrated to Australia, James (oldest male), then Albert (5th oldest male) finally Frederick (8th oldest male). Albert was the Pro at "The Victoria Golf Club" and Fred the Pro at "Metropolitan Golf Club" in Melbourne. Fred went on to the U.S. in 1924 and built golf courses throughout the mid Atlantic states, including his famed Farmington Country Club located at Charlottsville, VA. David (7th oldest male) was a Pro at various Golf Club's in the U.S. mostly in California. Alex's family truly were a golfing force from the 1870's in Scotland, England and Ireland then to Europe and on to America and to Australia even Canada and then to.......at any rate the depth of their influence on the early game is most note worthy.

As I piece together this story it will be posted here, if you have additional information I would be most interested in your comments.