Nicer Final Resting Place
The stone at the grave of Findlay S. Douglas, winner of the fourth U.S. Amateur Championship who later served as president of the USGA, is being restored, thanks to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
For some years the final resting place of Douglas, who died in 1959, had deteriorated, but at the request of Keith McCartney, a former chairman of the St. Andrews Community Council who takes an avid interest in the town's golf heritage, the R&A has agreed to restore the stone, which had become detached from its plinth.
Douglas passed away on Easter Sunday 1959, with no surviving family. His ashes were buried in a family plot at St. Andrews' Eastern Cemetary later that year, though his name was never engraved on the headstone.
In addition to refurbishing the stone, the R&A has decided to add an additional inscription. It will read: "and of Findlay S. Douglas, 1874-1959, U.S. Amateur Champion, 1898, President of the USGA, 1929-30."