The Federation Shield, once a popular tournament at the now defunct Torphin Hill, has found a new home – in the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
“The Federation Shield was the club’s pride and joy and could be said to symbolise its life and soul,” said Donald Campbell, a past Torphin Hill captain as the trophy was handed over.
“It is with a sense of pride mixed with nostalgia that we hand over this trophy to the British Golf Museum for safekeeping.”
The trophy dates back to 1895, when Torphin Hill, hitherto known as the (Edinburgh) Establishment Golf Club Federation, consisted mainly of clubs allied to the printing trade.
“When the club reluctantly decided to cease operations at the end of 2013, we contacted the British golf Museum, and they willingly agreed to accept the Federation Shield into their collection,” added secretary Christopher Davies.