From the archive this week: Famous golfer, Harry Vardon, playing at Glamorganshire Golf Club's first professional tournament on May 22 1901, submitted by Robert Edwards.

In 1899, the club began a major extension to their original building, a wooden wire wove clubhouse, which was completed at the beginning of 1900.

Lord Windsor, who later became the Earl of Plymouth, owned the course and agreed to pay for one half of the costs of the proposed works.

With all the necessary structures in place, and with more competition for members coming from recently created clubs in the Cardiff area, the club decided to organise the first professional tournament to be held in Wales on May 22 1901.

Among those who signed up for the event was Harry Vardon, pictured, a famous golfer during his time, who had only recently returned from a successful tour of the USA where he won the US Open.

Vardon’s main competitor was James Braid, who had played an exhibition match at the course four years earlier.

Thirty one professionals, mainly from across England, turned up on the 21 May for a practice session.

Vardon took the £20 first prize and Braid the £15 second prize.

In the next decade, Brade would win a further four Open wins.

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