In 1888 I lost the amateur championship at Prestwick, and I lost it badly.
Of all this galaxy of courses, Prestwick is first and foremost.
There was something very attractive about the Prestwick golf at that time.
The ordinary golfer, whose head is not too full of modern architectural ideas, would jump with joy on first beholding Prestwick.
There was an exciting finish also to the 1898 Championship, which was held at Prestwick.
The leading golfers of that time were almost unanimous in pronouncing the Alps at Prestwick the best two-shot hole in the world.
He was playing for the championship at Prestwick and making his last round.
So ends Prestwick; and what a jolly course it is, to be sure!