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Encyclopedia > Frederick Guthrie Tait

Frederick Guthrie Tait (January 11, 1870 - February 7, 1900) was a Scottish soldier and amateur golfer. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Born Edinburgh, the third son of eminent physicist and fanatical amateur golfer Peter Guthrie Tait, Frederick was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and Sedbergh School. He entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst at the second attempt and is credited with introducing golf there. Tait joined the 2nd battalion, the Leinster regiment (109th foot) and then the 2nd battalion, the Black Watch. Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Physicists working in a government lab A physicist is a scientist who is a practitioner of physics. ... Peter Tait Peter Guthrie Tait (April 28, 1831 - July 4, 1901) was a Scottish mathematical physicist. ... The Edinburgh Academy The Edinburgh Academy is an independent school. ... Sedbergh school is a co-educational boarding school in Sedbergh, Cumbria for ages 13-18, which is renowed for sport especially rugby union. ... New College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officer initial training centre. ... The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (named The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) before 1931) was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ...


Tait was an extrmely powerful and long hitter of the ball. At The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on January 11, 1893, he hit the ball 250 yards, the ball then rolling on frozen ground and coming to rest 341 yards from the tee, thereby refuting his father's calculation that 190 yards was the maximum possible flight. Tait won the The Amateur Championship twice (1896 and 1898), finished third in The Open Championship twice (1896 and 1897) and was leading amateur in the same competition on six occasions. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A tee is a stand used to support a stationary ball so that the player can strike it, particuarly in golf, Tee Ball, American football, and rugby. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Tait was killed in action at Koodoosberg during the Second Boer War. Militaries use the term killed in action (KIA) as a casualty classification. ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State, South African Republic Commanders Frederick Roberts later Lord Kitchener Christiaan Rudolf de Wet and Paul Kruger Casualties Military dead:22,000 Civilian dead:N/A Total dead:22,000 Military dead:6,500 Civilian dead:24,000 Total dead:30,500 The Second Boer...


Honours

  • The Freddie Tait Cup is awarded annually to the leading amateur in the South African Open.

The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ...

Bibliography

  • Darwin, B. (1933). "Memories of Freddie Tait". The American Golfer. selections reprinted in Price, C. (ed.) (1964). The American golfer.
  • Durran, R.A. (2004). Tait, Frederick Guthrie (1870–1900). (HTML) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 2006-06-26. (subscription required)
  • Low, J.L. (1900). F. G. Tait: A Record.
  • Low, J.L (ed.) (1909). Nisbet's Golf Yearbook.
  • Ryde, P. (ed.) (1981). Royal & Ancient Championship Records, 1860–1980.

 
 

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