A day’s visit to Monkton Primary School on the 6th March saw us walking in not just our Pioneer’s footsteps but also one from Monkton’s famous past. John Wilson was a teacher at Monkton School when he won the very first Scottish Amateur Golf Championship in St Andrews in 1922 over the Old Course. John then won it again in 1931 at Prestwick Golf Course.
John was cited in the local paper as having been chastised by the local council for having taken time off his work to attend golf events! He certainly knew how to play, and as a member of local Club Prestwick St Nicholas (whose founding members included Old Tom Morris) he won many of the Club trophies in his time.
Thank you to the school who thoroughly embraced the opportunity to light the fire of life skills in the children.