Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement/Everard, Harry Stirling Crawfurd

EVERARD, HARRY STIRLING CRAWFURD (1848–1909), writer on golf, born at Claybrook House, Leicestershire, on 30 Jan. 1848, was only son of Henry Everard of Gosberton, Spalding, by his wife Helen Maitland. daughter by his second wife of Captain William Stirling of Milton and Castlemilk, Lanarkshire. After education at Eton (1862–6) he matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 23 May 1866, graduating B.A. in 1871. He became a student at the Inner Temple in 1867, but was not called to the bar. He settled at St. Andrews, to which he was attracted by its renowned facilities for golf. He enjoyed the game keenly, and achieved success at it, winning in the competitions of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club the silver medal (second prize at the spring meeting) in 1889, the Calcutta cup in 1890, and the silver cross (the first prize) in 1891. Everard was also a good cricketer, tennis player, pedestrian and swimmer.

Everard became one of the best-known writers on golf, both from the practical and from the literary side, contributing to the 'Scots Observer' and to the 'National Observer' (under Henley's editorship), to the 'Spectator,' 'Saturday Review,' and many golfing periodicals. He published 'Golf in Theory and Practice' (1897; 3rd edit. 1898); 'The History of the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews' (1907), and he wrote chapter xiii. on 'Some Celebrated Golfers' for the Badminton Library manual (1890; 5th edit. 1895).

Everard died, after a short illness, on 15 May 1909 at St. Andrews. He married in 1880 Annie, eldest surviving daughter of Colonel Robert Tod Booth by of St. Andrews (d. 1907), and had issue two sons and two daughters.

[The Times, 17 and 20 May 1909; personal knowledge; private information.]

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