Chronology of Dr. Mackenzie’s Presence

Jan. 29th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb. 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb. 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb. 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb. 26th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar. 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar. 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar. 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Apr. 9th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting, & Green Meeting(AL)

Apr.15th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Meeting (AL)

May 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 10th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 29th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 17th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July 31st Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Aug.  Mackenzie won the Medal

Sept.  Mackenzie won the medal

Sept 13th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Oct 16th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov. 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov. 8th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec. 9th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec. 18th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec. 30th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1908

Jan 14th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 27th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Meeting(AL)

Feb 13th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

April 10th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

April 30th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 13th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 29th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 20th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Aug. Mackenzie won the Medal (AL)

Sept. Mackenzie won the Medal (AL)

Sept. 17th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Oct. 15th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Oct 30th. Walked the land at Moortown (AL)

Nov 2nd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov. Asked to plan an 18 hole course, but started with 9 holes (AL)

Nov. 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov. 27th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec 1st. Work commenced at Moortown (AL)

Dec 15th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1909

Jan 18th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 30th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Meeting (AL)

Feb 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar 17th Green Meeting – Mackenzie assumed present (AL)

Mar 27th Green Meeting – Mackenzie assumed present (AL)

Apr 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Apr. 22nd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July.  Mackenzie in the Captain’s Prize

July 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Sept 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Oct 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov 1st Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1910

Jan 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 7th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Meeting (AL)

Apr. 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 9th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1911

Jan 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 31st Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 12th Mackenzie assumed present for Green Committee meeting (AL)

Mar 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Apr. 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 2nd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July – Mackenzie in the Scratch Medal (AL)

Sept. 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Autumn: Mackenzie assumed present for Green Committee meeting (AL)

Dec 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1912

Jan 8th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 26th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar. 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Mar. 25th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Sept 2nd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Autumn. Assumed present for Green Committee meeting

Oct. 7th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov. 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec. 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1913

Jan. 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 30th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Committee (AL)

Feb 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 16th Mackenzie assumed present for Green Committee meeting (AL)

Apr. 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July 21st Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

July – Mackenzie won the Captains Prize (AL)

Sept. 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Oct 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Dec 22nd Mackenzie assumed present for Green Committee meeting (AL)

1914

Jan 15th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Jan 18th Mackenzie assumed present for the Green Committee meeting (AL)

Jan 30th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting & Green Committee (AL)

Feb. 16th Mackenzie assumed present for the Green Committee meeting (AL)

Mar 4th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1915

Jan 18th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1916- No show

1917 – No show

1918 – No show

1919

June 5th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Nov 3rd Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1920

May 20th Mackenzie played for the Gents v Ladies (AL)

July 13th Mackenzie played in the Mixed Foursomes (AL)

Sept 18th Mackenzie played in the Scratch Medal (AL)

Sept 20th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1921

June 13th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1922

Jan 6th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 13th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Feb 19th Leeds at Alwoodley Green Committee Meeting (AL)

July 15th Mackenzie played in the Scratch Medal

Oct. 9th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1923

Dec 17th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1924

Mar. 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

Aug. 11th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1925

Feb 9 – Leeds: at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

June 20 – Alwoodley, played in the Harewood Cup (AL)

July 1 – Alwoodley: Remainder v West Riding Club. (AL)

July 15 – Alwoodley: Match v Ilkley (AL)

Fall – arrived in California to redesign Claremont, look over opportunities (DHS)

Nov 9 -Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

1926

Jan. 20th – arrived NYC on SS Homeric on way to California (ST)

Jan. 28th – arrived San Francisco (ST)

Feb.11th – Meeting in SF on Meadow Club (ST)

Feb. – received Cypress Point commission (S-CP)

March – Reconstruct MPCC, Cypress Point viewing (W, H)

March – to Meadow Club (D, H)

March – Early spring to Southern California, consulted on Redlands CC (S-CP)

April – played at Midwick CC on his way home (W)

May/June – Met with Maxwell, Melrose Park (DHS)

May 19th – Alwoodley: Match v Ilkley (DHS, AL)

June 3rd – at Walker Cup, St. Andrews

June 8th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting.(AL)

June 16 Alwoodley: Remainder v West Riding Club Members (AL)

Summer: redesigned the 8th and 13th greens at Pebble Beach (S-CP)

Cork – returned from America (DHS)

Lahinch (DHS)

Mid September: Alwoodley: M played in match with Yorkshire (AL) (W)

Sept. 19 – Left on round the world trip on the SS Ontranto of the Orient Line (W H)

Oct. 25th – arrived Melbourne, Australia (DHS)

Nov. 11th still in Australia, consulting, Royal Sydney (DHS, H)

1927

Jan. in New Zealand (W)

Jan / Feb – to SF from New Zealand (W), started Meadow Club (W, S-CP) Reconstruction Pebble Beach & Del Monte, completed # 1 at MPCC, design shore course (W)

Design plans for Cypress Point (W)

East to Melrose Golf Course, Philadelphia and Maxwell (W)

End of March 1927 sailed from US to UK on the SS Olympic (H)

Apr. 12th Leeds at Alwoodley Committee Meeting (AL)

May 11th (Wed) – at Alwoodley: Match v Ilkley (AL)

May 27th – first article describing his world trip in Golf Illustrated (W)

May 28th and 29th at Alwoodley: Match Army GS (AL)

June 3rd – second article on world trip

June 10th – third article on world trip

June 17th – fourth article on world trip

June 24th – fifth article on world trip

July 14th- British Open Championship at St. Andrews. Meets Bobby Jones

(DHS)

Lahinch (DHS)

August 8 – Alwoodley Committee Meeting in Leeds (AL)

August 16 Brompton Oratory in London. Marriage of G. Marston Haddock & Bacon. (Haddock, Father to Raymund M. Haddock (H))

Meadow Club (DHS)

Summer: at Cypress Point (D); set tees with Lapham (S-CP)

Oct 10 – Alwoodley Committee Meeting in Leeds (AL)

Nov construction began Cypress Point (S-CP) – unlikely to have been on site(S-CP)

Nov 18 – Alwoodley Committee Meeting in Leeds (AL)

Nov.27th – Cypress Point incorporated (S-CP) – unknown unlikely to have been on site (S-CP)

Nov. Meadow Club unlikely to have been on site. (S-CP)

Dec 12 – Alwoodley Committee Meeting in Leeds (AL)

1928

Jan. 1st – in eastern U.S coming west (W)

Jan – 3rd time to U.S>(S-CP)

Feb. 18th – leaving America (W)??

March 15th – Site report on Pasatiempo (SCS)

March – seeding of Cypress Point (S-CP)

April – Cypress Point (BB)

Spring to LA (Thomas at Riviera) (DHS)

Spring: at Crystal Downs on way east (DHS)

Valley Club – (DHS)

Early May – Pasatiempo (OL)

June. At Pebble Beach for 8th and 13th greens (MH)

August at Cypress Point (W)

September 13th – at Pasatiempo (W)

Oct. 4th, 5th and 9th – at Pasatiempo (OL)

Oct. – at Pasatiempo (OL)

Nov. 6th – Pasatiempo (OL)

Nov. – Valley Club study (D)

Dec 1st – Pasatiempo lower nine being constructed (unknown whether on site)

Dec – Layout of Union Club (Green Hills CC) ES

1929

Jan. 6th – At Union League Golf & CC Groundbreaking (ES – not documented)

Jan. 22nd – MacKenzie to arrive shortly at Pasatiempo (OL)

Feb 4. At Pasatiempo (OL)

April 27th – at Ryder Cup at Moortown GC

August 3rd – at Pasatiempo (W)

August 13th – Arrives San Francisco (W)

August 21st: in San Francisco. (H)

Sept 5th thru 7th – at Pebble Beach for the U.S. Amateur (W)

Sept. 8th – at Pasatiempo for opening exhibition match (photo)

Claremont CC – Revision (DHS)

Lake Merced – revised (DHS)

California Golf Course of San Francisco – with Hunter a redesign (D)

Sept. 30th – In eastern U.S. (W)

Crystal Downs (DHS)

Routed Scarlet & Gray courses at Ohio State Univ. (DHS)

Dec 31 – change from Full to Country Membership at Alwoodley takes effect

(AL)

1930

Jan. – to Argentina (DHS)

Jan 21st – divorced Edith finalized in Reno (H).

April 27th – Opening Day of Union Club (ES) – not documented

May 9th married Hilda Sykes Haddock at St Marylebone, County of London (H,DHS, S- CP)

July 4th – golfing at Pasatiempo (BB)

Nov. – ground broken for home at Pasatiempo (SCS)

Took up residence in Pasatiempo, when the house was completed. (SSA)

Union Club / Green Hills (D)

Redlands CC (DHS)

Bayside CC, NY (DHS)

1931

Home completed (SA).

July 12th – NYC (DHS) Bayside?

July 14,15,16 at Augusta National (DHS, S-CP)

St. Charles (DHS)

University of Michigan (DHS)

August. Pasatiempo: Alister and Hilda return from England bringing with them son in law G. Marston Haddock (H)

Fall – Month long visit to Augusta National (S-CP)

Golfing at Pasatiempo (BB)

Sharp Park (DHS)

1932

March at Augusta National (S-CP, TM)

April at Augusta National (DHS, TM)

At Crystal Downs (DHS)

Pasatiempo (H)

Fall at Pasatiempo (W)

Dec. 25th at his home at Pasatiempo (SSA)

1933

May at Pasatiempo (photo)

Haggin Oaks (DHS)

Golfing at Pasatiempo (SCS)

Dec. 31st – suffered a coronary thrombosis while celebrating a party for Hogmanay at his Pasatiempo home. (DHS)

1934

Jan 6 – Died at his home in Pasatiempo. (DHS)

2005

Nov 14. Inducted into The World Golf Hall of Fame at St Augustine, Florida.

Key:

A – Nick Leefe, Alwoodley

BB Bob Beck

DHS – Doak, Life & Times of Alister MacKenzie

H Haddock – Golf Illustrated (English), notes from Jack Fleming & private papers

GH Ed Steinway, Green Hills

MH Monterey Heald

SA – Santa Cruz Arthitectural History

S-CP – Shackelford “MacKenzie at Cypress Point

SCS – Santa Cruz Sentinel

SS MacKenzie, Spirit of St. Andrews

ST – Sean Tully, Meadow Club, unpublished letters

TM Tom MacWood

OL – Olmsted files

W – MacKenzie’s writings


All the Minute Books & the Competition Books record the spelling of Mackenzie’ s name with k in lower case. When Mackenzie wrote to Paget (The Estate Factor) at Harewood House in 1908, he signed himself as A. Mackenzie. This spelling with lower case k has been used throughout this document. There is no record of his name Alister being used, and only very occasionally is the title of Dr used. In the records his name just appears as A. Mackenzie. On a few occasions the minutes do records the spelling MacKenzie (K) and this is assumed to be an error. However today the accepted spelling is MacKenzie, because this was the style he adopted when he went to live in California.

Covered are the Full & Green Committee Meetings from 1907 -1931. The full Committee meetings of the Alwoodley GC were all held at the Leeds Club at 1:45 P.M. (AL)

Mackenzie tenders his resignation as Secretary and on May 3rd Mackenzie’s resignation was accepted with regret and he was unanimously elected onto the Green Committee. (AL)

Minute book (Jan 1907 – Dec 1910) has 8 pages cut out at this point. (AL)

Mr. TL Taylor was proposed and seconded for the post of Captain for the current year. The Secretary reported that Mr. A. Mackenzie had been also proposed. (AL)

Mackenzie elected Captain of the Club for the year 1912 (AL)

During the year Mackenzie won the First Prize in the C.B. Macdonald’s Country Life Magazine competition for the best two-shot hole for the proposed Lido Golf Club. The prize was just 20 pounds, but it gained Mackenzie international publicity. One of the judges was Bernard Darwin who along with Mackenzie entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005. (AL)

This was the first time that names of those present at the Green Committee Meetings were recorded in the minutes. (AL)

Mackenzie was absent from 12 other Full Committee Meetings in 1924 as well as the AGM at 4:30 P.M. on Fri/Feb 29th held at the Church Institute, Albion Place, Leeds (AL)

Mackenzie was absent from 9 other Full Committee Meetings in 1925 as well as the AGM at 5:00 P.M. on Fri/Feb 17 held as the Church Institute, Albion Place, Leeds (AL)

Medal Play: 36 Holes off Handicap. Mackenzie placed 8th with 91 + 88 (179 – 16) = 163 (AL)

Mackenzie lost 5 & 4 to Mr H Ives. Alwoodley won by 7 Matches to 3. In the evening, the West Riding Club dined the Remainder at the West Riding Club and a very happy evening was spent. (AL)

Mackenzie lost to Mr CP Holiday by 5 & 3.  Alwoodley won by 8 Matches to 2. (AL)

Mackenzie was absent from 8 other Full Committee Meetings in 1926 as well as the AGM at 5:00 P.M> on Fri/Feb 26 held at the Church Institute, Albion Place, Leeds. (AL)

Mackenzie lost to Mr RE Wainwright by 1 Hole.  Alwoodley won by 7 Matches to 3.

Mackenzie lost 5 & 4 to Mr H Ives. Alwoodley won by 7 Matches to 3. In the evening, the Remainder dined their opponents at The Leeds Club and a very jolly evening was spent. (AL)

Mackenzie was confirmed as a member of the Green Committee. Mackenzie was present at 5 of the 13 Committee Meetings in 1927; but not at the AGM on Feb. 25 held at the Church Institute, Albion Place, Leed. (AL) There are no further minutes from the Green Committee Meetings from 1927 till 1948, when the next recorded Green Committee Meeting was March 5th & May 12th (AL)

Mackenzie lost to Mr D Fletcher by 4 & 2.  Alwoodley won by 6 Matches to 5 with 1 Match halved. (AL)

Mackenzie played all 4 games with Mr G Hirst, winning 3 and halving 1. Alwoodley won by 10 Matches to 4, with 2 Matches halved. (AL)

Mackenzie again confirmed as member of the Green Committee, but was absent from all 11 Full Committee Meetings, as well as the AGM on March 9. (AL)

Mackenzie again confirmed as member of the Alwoodley Green Committee. Mackenzie was absent at the Full Committee meetings on Feb 13, Feb 17, March 9, April 2, May 14. The AGM at the Leeds Club on Friday March 9 was followed by a Special General Meeting (SGM). Mackenzie was absent from both, but his brother Charles A. Mackenzie was present. (AL) May 13th – Dr Alister Mackenzie applied for a transfer from Full to Country Membership as at Dec 31 / 1929, owing to his taking up residence in London at 1 Whitcomb House, 24 Whitcomb St, London WC 2. (AL)

Mackenzie again confirmed as member of the Green Committee, despite being a Country Member and now living in London. (AL)

December 31st Mackenzie resigned from Alwoodley. (AL)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (BB)

March 14. At this Full Committee Meeting of the Alwoodley GC, the minutes simply record. “The resignation of Dr A. Mackenzie from Country Membership and the Committee was accepted, as from Dec 31 / 1931”. (AL)

The End