Ben Sayers, the greatest player, who never won an Open, made
his mark in the history of golf, by playing numerous matches against greats such as Tom Morris, Bob Fergusson, John Laidlay, Prime Minister Balfour and other contemporary golfing heroes. Born in Leith on the 23rd of June 1856, he moved to North Berwick as a teenager where he spent the rest of his life, except for a period in Monte Carlo, in the summer of 1911. He taught several Open Champion, as well as Amateur Champions.
His qualities in club making were outstanding. All historic Ben Sayers clubs are of superior quality.
His course designs were in demand and exceeded several dozen, this supported by his strong performance as a player, having won 24 Opens, except the Open.