h1 classbiography Alex Patrick (1845 - 1930)h1Alex Patrick served his club making apprenticeship under his father at Leven from 1857 which his father John a cabinet maker started in 1847. Upon his fathers death (1886) Alex inherited the family business. In the same year he left Scotland for the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club to become the professional and green keeper there. The Leven business continued while he was away run by an employee until he returned in 1891. The Patricks were renowned club makers they also eventually began to sell balls making hand hammered gutta percha balls in the 1890s.