James Braid

(B.1870 - D.1950)
Golf
Inducted in 2002

James Braid won a record five Open Golf Championships between 1901 and 1910. Braid worked as a joiner in St Andrews, before moving to England in 1893 to become a clubmaker. Having always been a keen golfer, Braid turned professional in 1896 and became one of the founders of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), of which he was later a president. He was also a distinguished course designer, gaining a reputation for creating well laid out courses. Braid, with Harry Vardon and JH Taylor, were known as the ‘Great Triumvirate’ – three players who dominated the sport before the First World War.

James Braid