The Fergus Hewat cup is an annual golf competition, between retired Glasgow Fellows and Edinburgh Fellows of the Scottish Medical Colleges.
In 1995, Professor Sir Donald Campbell, the then immediate Past President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow came across a silver cup in a storeroom in the College. The cup had been awarded to Capt A. Fergus Hewat in 1916 after a golf match at Netley near Southampton, where he had been serving in the RAMC. Andrew Fergus Hewat (1884-1957) was schooled at the Edinburgh Academy and graduated from Edinburgh University MB ChB in 1907. He gained MRCP Ed in 1911 and was elected to the Fellowship in 1914, later serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1915 to 1918. He was appointed full physician at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in 1936, a position he held until his retirement in 1947. He and his team were of the old school, dedicated to good sound traditional bedside teaching of clinical medicine. Not surprisingly he was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1943-1945. Very much an Edinburgh man, his paternal grandfather being credited with the introduction of the daily firing of the one o'clock gun from Edinburgh Castle.
Andrew Fergus Hewat was elected a Fellow of the Royal Faculty (now College) of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1935 where his grandfather, Andrew Fergus, had been President in 1874-77, his uncle Freeland in 1918-21 and his uncle John in 1929-31. The relationship between the Fergus family and the Scottish Royal Colleges can be found in an excellent article written for the Scottish Medical Journal by Sir David Mason and James Beaton.
After discussion with George Beveridge, Jake Davidson and Fletcher Deane, the Glasgow College suggested that the military cup should be competed for in some way. When the proposal was put to the Edinburgh Royal Colleges′ Golf Club, it was received with enthusiasm. Thus arose the Fergus Hewat cup, now a welcome addition to the Retired Medical Golf Tour.
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