1899 - 1900 - 1899 – 1900


John Ball Jnr again wins the Amateur Championship defeating Freddie Tait at the 37th hole. The match was notable for the shots played by the players from a flooded Sahara bunker at the 17th hole. Tait had won the championship in 1896 and 1898 – he lost his life the following year during the Second Boer War.