Subcategory: Paintings & Prints
Golf etching, of Andrew Kirkaldy after Robert Smith Forest.
A portrait of a seated Andrew Kirkaldy after Robert Smith Forest. The golf etching is inscribed in pencil '1st trail proof, 1st state'.
Andrew Kirkaldy was born in Denhead, Scotland, in 1860. Kirkaldy was mainly a player of golf, like his two professional golfing brothers Jack and Hugh, and he was the Open Runner up in 1879, 1889 and 1891. Throughout his professional career he lived in St. Andrews, except whilst he was the professional at Royal Winchester in 1892. He was an Honorary Professional to R & A from 1910 until his death in 1934. In 1908 Kirkaldy was enlisted by the club maker Robert Bell Martin. Kirkaldy never had a hands-on role in the business, only making design recommendations and attracting business with his name. The firm manufactured many models of clubs, amongst them being the A. Kirkaldy Autograph, Pug, 'S' and Elite models.