From the Scotsman June 1910
Ideal weather favoured the visit of Sandy Herd, George Duncan, Tom Ball and Ted Ray. The course was in fine order. In the forenoon Herd and Duncan played against Ball and Ray in a fourball match, a keen and interesting game taking place.
Both the Scotsmen opened with a 3 and at the fifth (today's 7th) they were three up. The Englishmen won the next (8th), Ray getting a very fine 3. At the ninth (11th) Ball holed out in three from a mashie shot, and after a perfect approach at the tenth (12th) he holed out in three and brought the game square. The Scotsmen won the twelfth (14th)
and thirteenth (5th), both Ray and Ball driving out of bounds from the latter tee. Ray had a perfect three at the sixteenth (16th), and Ball repeating this performance on the last green, the match finished square. Approximate scores:- Herd 70; Duncan 72; Ray 73; Ball 73.
In the afternoon a medal round was played. Herd and Ray led off, the former over-driving the green and taking 4, while Ray, getting down a 10-yard putt, secured a 3. At the fifth (7th), Herd almost had a 2, while Ray, who was putting well, unaccountably missed a very simple putt at the ninth (11th). Ray had the best of matters on the howeward journey, driving a long ball,
getting down some fine long putts, although he was at times weak in approaching. Duncan opened with a 4 as against his 3 in the morning, while Ball took 5. Ball, however, settled down to steady play, and after four 4's in succession got two 3's and two 4's. The scores at the turn standing - Ball 35; Duncan 40. Going to the eleventh (13th), Duncan drove to within three
yards of the pin with his cleek, and holed out in 2. Ball getting the next in 2 to Duncan's 4. Ball was unfortunate going to the last, and took 6. Details:-
Ball - Out: 544443366 - 36. In: 532544446 - 37 = 72
Ray - Out: 354553455 - 39. In: 434443445 - 35 = 74
Herd - Out: 444434454 - 36. In: 534544455 - 39 = 75
Duncan - Out: 455455444 - 40. In: 424544444 - 35 = 75
Ball has thus broken the previous record for the course, which was created by J.B. Wyles, 74.