Guy Campbell

Full Name
Guy Colin Campbell
Year of Birth
1885
Year of Death
1960 (aged76)
Place Born
London, England
Place Died
Irvington, Virginia, USA

“Campbell joined the staff of the London Times in 1920 as a special correspondent and later as editor of sports under the legendary Bernard Darwin. He also wrote countless magazine articles on golf and several books. Most notable was his contribution to A History of Golf in Britain (1952) edited by Darwin." From "The Golf Course" by Geoff Cornish and Ron Whitten.

Sir Guy Campbell was the great grandson of Robert Chambers, the early British golf historian and co-designer of the original 9-hole course at Royal Liverpool. Like his father, he was educated at Eton and the University of St Andrews, excelling at both rowing and cricket.

He was also a fine golfer, winning a number of medals in competition at St Andrews and he was a semi-finalist in the 1907 Amateur Championship at the Old Course, when John Ball claimed the sixth of his eight titles that year.

Campbell served in the infantry during the Great War and was wounded in action. He also enlisted during World War II with the Royal Rifle Corps, despite the fact that he was in his fifties by that time.

Guy started working alongside S.V. Hotchkin and C.K. Hutchison in the late 1920s. Hotchkin had returned from some remodelling assignments in South Africa, forming a new company called Ferigna to deal with a variety of golf course issues, including design, construction and maintenance.

Campbell, a family friend, was called in to help with the business, even though his experience outside golf journalism at The Times extended only as far as assisting Hutchison with a putting course at Hurlingham polo ground and rebuilding the coastal course at Wimereux, near Boulogne, in France.

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