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British Golf Museum 5h
This guy says happy - he is offering a glass of Claret, the favoured wine in Scotland during the 1700s and particular drink of choice in the golfing societies. Hence why we have a Claret Jug used for - it was a highly prized commodity.
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Society of Golf Historians 17h
The Ghost Hole of Lido is on the wall in the golf office. This isn’t the permanent home for the oil painting by . I am waiting for some 100 year old drift wood to be delivered for a custom frame. It will be hung on the main wall when framed.
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 17
The Moral of this Story: If you are going to be a bad golfer, be so bad that you amaze people. This fable courtesy of the New York Sun circa 1900.
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 15
The first “authentic case of golf mania?” Farmer in Iowa circa 1899 swinging a hickory shafted cane like a golf club at cabbage heads trying to hit them over the hen coop. The old man said he was playing golf. LOVE THIS: “He is rational on other subjects.”
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North Berwick Pro Shop Feb 16
'The Stymie, A Foursome at North Berwick in the Forties' 🖼 by J. C. Dollman dates back to 1899. Just one of the many amazing pieces of history that grace our clubhouse walls.
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Golfing Herald Feb 15
The latest article in our 'History & Legends of Golf' series features Horace Hutchinson...twice British Amateur Champion, prolific writer and author, R&A Captain and much much more...
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Society of Golf Historians 20h
For the record Derek isn’t the only one to get asked to contribute to a magazine. AARP is all over me to write about golf in the good ol’ days. Only a joke AARP...I love ya!
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Walton Heath Golf Club Feb 13
Walton Heath has a very interesting and fascinating history- the only British Golf Club to have a reigning Monarch as Club Captain, The Prince of Wales took office in 1935. Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill & Lloyd George, were also both Members.
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 16
Replying to @chambleebrandel
I don’t play hickory golf anymore, but I would venture to guess that you would love it. I too love modern clubs, but it is fun to dial back the clock a bit and get a feeling for the game Bobby Jones once played. .
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Malakhi Simmons🏴‍☠️ Feb 15
, could you pass the word to Jim Hill? More people need to know the story of Dewey Brown.
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Golf College (PGCC) Feb 13
This week in 2 greats of golf were born: Patty Berg on Feb 13, 1918 & Mickey Wright on Feb 14, 1935. Berg won 15 majors, the most in LPGA history, & Wright won 13 majors, the 2nd most. Both are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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Burnham & Berrow Feb 15
Did you know that the original first hole was a short blind hole over the top of the sand dunes to a green in a hollow just to the right hand side of the current practice ground?
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 12
A little more recent , a terrific podcast narrated by on the events around Tiger’s professional debut at the Greater Milwaukee Open. Wonderful story and well done!
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Simon Haines Feb 13
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Kingarrock Hickory Golf Feb 12
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18 Opportunities Podcast Feb 12
The inspiration for our podcast is to provide a philosophical response to Malcolm ⁦⁩ and his listeners to explore 18 reasons “why we love golf!” ... and by the end of the journey, so should you
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 9
On the next Episode of TalkinGolf History to be released this week, Part 2 of the History of Seth Raynor with , we dive into what we lost with the death of Seth Raynor & how you too can play his courses (even the private ones).
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 9
The History of Seth Raynor Part II is a wrap. Nothing better than finishing a cool project. A special thanks to for his time and expertise. Next up on our History of Architects series: Dr. Alister MacKenzie with special guest !!!
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Society of Golf Historians Feb 10
Today I had lunch with a new friend, Si Russell who started a turfgrass scholarship at . We quickly became good friends. I told him you were coming on the podcast and he nearly fell over in joy. is so much fun!
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18 Opportunities Podcast Feb 10
Dreaming of sunny dry days @ Casino Del Sol
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