Greenlees, Golf and Serendipity.
Serendipity means a fortunate happenstance or pleasant surprise. Finding this photograph was both! This is from The Campbeltown Courier 1884 and shows the members of Machrihanish Golf Club.
A while back, I posted a blog about “Gentleman Greenlees”, a Whisky Distiller of Campbeltown who was an original shareholder in the Picture House. Today, I was researching a different Greenlees when I came across this photo. In the back row, sixth from the left is William Greenlees, my “Gentleman”. Standing next to him is his brother, James Greenlees. Together William and James were co-owners of Longrow Distillery. You can read more about them in various whisky publications, including” The Distilleries of Campbeltown” by David Stirk.
On a final note, there is a Serendipity whisky which sells for approximately £150. A fortunate happenstance when some Glen Moray was vatted with some Ardbeg whisky!