1888 - 1890 - 1888 – 1890


Prestwick hosts its first Amateur Championship, one of eleven to be held at the Club. The first winner is John Ball Jnr who defeated J E Laidlay by 5&4 in the final.


This championship was the last to be played at Prestwick over 36 holes. It was also the occasion of the first victory by an amateur and also the first victory by an Englishman, John Ball Jnr of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Ball took the title with a score of 164 strokes, four months after winning the Amateur Championship for the second (out of eight) times.