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Turton Golf Club is a member of the Association of James Braid Courses. Started some two years ago, the association now has over two hundred member clubs from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England and even one in the U.S.A. (New York). Click on the PDF icon below to view a full list of members. Courses either have to have been designed by Braid or redesigned or altered by him to be eligible to join.

James Braid (born 6 February 1870 – died 27 November 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer and a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport alongside Harry Vardon and John Henry Taylor.

He won The Open Championship in 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910. In addition, Braid won four British PGA Matchplay Championships (1903, 1905, 1907 and 1911), as well as the 1910 French Open title. He was also runner-up in The Open Championship in 1897 and 1909. His 1906 victory in The Open Championship was the last successful defence of the title by a European until Pádraig Harrington replicated the feat in 2008.

In 1912, Braid scaled back his tournament golf, and became a club professional at Walton Heath. He developed a very successful career in golf course design, and is sometimes regarded as the "inventor" of the dogleg, although holes of similar design had been known for centuries (for example, the Road Hole at the Old Course at St Andrews). Among his designs are the "King's Course" and the "Queen's Course" at Gleneagles, and the 1926 remodelling of The Open Championship venue Carnoustie Golf Links.

The advantages of being a member of the association is that the members of the clubs can play at all the other member clubs for a reduced green fee, subject to tee availability, thereby  increasing the awareness of Braid’s work and of course the man himself.

TGC Members can enjoy reduced Green Fees at over 200 James Braid-designed courses throughout the UK and even one in the USA.

For a map showing you the locations of the James Braid courses cllck on this link: Locations Map

Click here to view a list and contact details for the James Braid courses PDFalt

The 1908 Society

Turton Golf Club is a founding member of The 1908 Society and our current President, Mr Jeff Hibbert is a member of the 1908 committee.  The Society currently comprises of 24 clubs all of whom were founded in 1908.

TGC Members can enjoy either courtesy or a reduced green fee at each of the 24 society courses. This is not to be abused and normally only one round per course each year is permitted.

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Terms and Conditions of the 1908 Society

The Society was formed to provide an opportunity for Golf Clubs founded in 1908 to become Members and thereafter enjoy the facilities and courtesy of each other's golf courses.

It has been agreed that where courtesy is given it should be for up to 4 players at a time and subject to the visitors calling in advance to arrange a date and tee time.

Where Society Clubs are within 50 miles of one another it is suggested, in order to obviate the possibility of abuse of the facility that a charge of 50% of the normal green fee be made.

Clubs may however mutually agree to vary these conditions, if they so wish, to either allow for more than 4 visitors to play at any one time, or to provide a courtesy if the Clubs are within 50 miles of each other.

Turton offers courtesy for up to 4 members from clubs outside of a 50 mile radius with any additional members to pay 50% of the green fee.  Members from clubs located within a 50 mile radius will be charged 50% of the green fee.

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