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Early Trophies

Crail is the home of one of Scotland's venerable and most unusual tournaments, the Ranken-Todd Bowl, played annually amongst the clubs of Fife and it ranks as one of the greatest tests of skill and endurance in golf' – Peter Alliss. By a Charter from King Robert the Bruce in 1306 the jurisdiction of the Burgh of Crail was declared to extend from the middle of the Water of Leven to the middle of the Brook Putiken (now known as Pitmilly burn) between Kingsbarns and Boarhills. The Ranken-Todd Bowl was intended by its donors as a memorial not only to Captain Ranken and Richard Todd but also as a reminder of the ancient Burgh since the trophy was to be played for by teams within the ancient Burgh.

The Society's first trophy was presented by Mr David A. Lindesay, Esquire of Wormistoune. Mr Lindesay seemed to have been most upset that a Society of 44 years standing had no trophy.

A selection of the Society's earliest trophies are listed below. Click on the small icons to view a large image of the trophy in a new window.

Date

Trophy

Competition

1830

Lindesay Medal

Stroke play event in July

1842

Maillardet Medal

Scratch stroke play event in April

1843

Fielden Snuff Mull

Now awarded for the lowest aggregate score for three of the Society's six medal round competitions

1873

Edinburgh Cup

Four ball event in June

1880

East Neuk o'Fife Handicap Medal Stroke play event in August

 

1886

Saunders Medal

Stroke play event in July

1886

Centenary Cup

Stroke play event in March

1887

Jubilee Medal

Stroke play event in July

1893

Spence Medal

Stroke play event in April

1895

Ranken-Todd Bowl

Team event in September

1898

Moneypenny Cup

Match play event

1900

Burgh Corporation Medal

Stroke play event in April

1902

Stenhouse Medal

Stroke play event in July