Stairs and Landing
The main portraits are of Open Championship winners, Johnny Ball, Harold Hilton and Bobby Jones. It is worth noting how fashion on the golf course changes from Harold Hiltons painting in 1912 wearing his Norfolk jacket, stiff collar and tie. Eighteen years later Bobby Jones is shown with just a sweater and tie. No doubt the American influence which had became so apparent.
These three golfers are the only Amateurs who have won The Open.
The other portraits are of Jack Graham who was killed during a charge on 15th June 1915 at Battle of Hooge in Belgium. “The finest golfer never to have won a major Championship.” He was part of the Hoylake Triumvirate with Ball and Hilton.
Also in the gallery is Harold Janion in the Check suit, secretary from 1900 until his death in 1922. He was behind The First International match, numerous major events and the first match between GB&I and USA.
The clubs second Captain Colonel EH Kennard whose influence induced HRH the Duke of Connaught to become president, thus bestowing the Club the title of “Royal.”
John Graham the great nephew of Jack Graham, the last of the Graham dynasty.