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THE PINEEUBST OUTLOOK
ANCIENT AND MODERN ' missioner of the king to the Scottish
GOLF ' " "" parliament and while there two English
Bv Jack Hoair noblemen challenged him to a game of
; t ' ' ' a u a 4.4.- u -i'-ffolf,-' allowing him to select any Scotch
Is our grand old Scottish game of golf , .. , , TT. J
m tv y. m. x v ally he might choose. His partner was
of Dutch origin? There seems to be T . fe , ,
- , . . . . . .. Johne Patersone, a shoemaker, and the
some foundation for thinking so, for the . vi.
... , , - stakes were high. With the shoemaker's
mama ' crnr ' ' tnicrhf waII havfl hPfin nft-
rived from the Dutch word "Wof,"
aid he had little trouble in winning and
meaning a club and the Dutch painters . , ... .
- , . , , j Patersone took his share and built himself
of a very early period produced pictures . . . iia;i
ji , i. 4. m n the "Golfers' Land" as is is still called,
of men playing what could well have been
an early form of golf many years before ' aV v '
, a L a rpi, v In 1834 William IV conferred on the
the game was known in Scotland. , There .
; V i u r -V . St. Andrews Golf Club the right of being
is a book in the British Museum which f & .
I , , t, . , . . nP styled, "The Royal and Ancient Golf
was made at Bruges m the beginning of . ' . ,
. . . v ;n. Club of St. Andrews," and he presented
the sixteenth century which has lllustra- . . ' . - , r,
.: , , . ,u. the club with-a gold medal to be cnal-
tion of three men playing with clubs Ti . 1oei
v i. -Li. v j v j lenged and played for. It was in
which either had heads of steel or were b , ,
j' j i i uv u that the Westward-Ho Club was organ
faced with steel and which they were ,
u 0, QO o 'ized and since that date, the game has
golfer plays today.
increased in popularity until it has be
ponifl thfl leadinrr snort of Great Britain
Further evidence that the game may
! . . , , tt.. i . v. i toaay.
nave originated in xioiianu van oe iuunu
in the act of James I of England, when
in the year 1618 he prohibited the im-
There is considerable controversy about
portation of golf balls from Holland. The when and where golf was first played in
act read : ' ' Na small quantitie of gold America and there is no really authentic
and silver is transported zierly out of his proof to be had. Humor states that
Hienes Kingdome of Scotland for the the game was played in a desultory man
purchase of goff bas. ' ' The exact date ner in Montreal, Canada, in 1824 and
when the game was first played in Scot- again in the late sixties when some
land is not known, but we have reason to golfers were Known to have practiced the
think that it was much earlier than the game on a common called Logan 's farm,
date given in the records, for in 1457 but which now forms a part of La
"the game was so popular that it in- Fountaine Park. Traditional so states
terfered with the practice of archery," that golf was played in Quebec about
and in March, 1457, the Scottish parlia- the same time but the chances are that
nient decree ' ' that wapinshawingis be the game was played in Canada at a far
halden be the Lordis and Baronis spirit- earlier date.
ual and temporal four times in the zierl During the early days of the Hudson
and that f ute ball and golf be utterly Bay Company its ofiicers were almost en
ryit doun and nocht usit." tirely Scotchmen, many of whom were
KING JAMES IV COULDN'T STOP undoubtedly golfers and it is not at all
IT. unreasonable to assume that some of
Another edict was issued against the t0 men brought their golf clubs from
rame'in Mar; 1471,'but it evidently did" tbe old rld h them and they un
not stop the play, for a more drastic ubtedly. continued to play under the
measure was enacted in 1491, which read: primitive conditions which they en
"Fute ball and golf forbidden. Item, countered at the various Hudson Bay
it is statut and ordained that in na place Posts' Tt is claimecl bv authorities that
of he relm there be usit fute-ball, golfo Solf was Plaed in South Carolina in
r uther sik unprofitable sportis." This 1794 and that a cIub once existed in
act was during the reign of James IV Georia in 1811 but there is little to
f Scotland, but he failed to observe it Provo their contention and the first really
himself, for there is ample proof that authentic record of a golf club in the
he played often after the act was passed. United States was on November 14, 1888,
In 1592 the city council of Edinburgh, when several kindred spirits met at the
JW.ln.Tifl. nt.tpnmt.pri tn t.nn trm nlnv home of the late John Reid in Yonkers,
n tJip Snhbnt.li flnv.-n.Tirl tliA foil n win rr N- Y- and organized the St
rear the edict was modified so as to read,
"in the time of sermons." Although then Purchased the property near Yon
the name of James IV is the first of kers which il now 0CCUPies and it has
the. kings to formally appear on the alwas maintained- a leading position
records, it is believed that some of the amonS the .lf clubs of the east
earlier monarchs indulged in the game. CANADA ANTEDATES U. S.
James V was very partial to it and his Almost fifteen years previous to the
daughter, Mary Stuart, Queen of. Scots, organization of the St. Andrews Golf Club
played often and, while it is hard to a meeting wag held in the officeg of
imagine her taking a full swing in the Siaev Broa Common street Montreal,
costume of the period, it was said that whic"h wag presided over by Alex Den
she was seen on the links only a few nistoun and with the assistance of W.
days after that little affair at Kirk o' M Ramgay and D D gidey the Mon.
Fields, when her husband, Lord Darnley, treal Gfjlf Club wag organized The
was blown up with gun powder. date of the meeting) to be exact wag
MONUMENT TO JAMES II IN November 4, 1873, and the club leased
EDINBURGH sufficient ground for a nine-hole course
There is a monument which still Stands at Fletcher's Field which was located on
in Edinburgh which attests that James the northeast slope of Mount Royal.
II as a golf enthusiast. "When ha was There were no expensive architects in
Duke of York, after the Restoration in those days and the original course was
1660, he was sent to Scotland as a com-. laid out by the members and maintain-
The club first leased and
ed by the club at trifling expense. In
1881, Mr. Sidey brought "William Davis,
a professional golfer from Hoylake,
England, back with him, but Davis did
not like Montreal and returned home
after spending one season with the
Montreal club. Davis returned to the
Montreal Golf Club again in 1889 and
eventually left there for the States where
he laid out the original Shinnecock Hills
Club. Johnny Cuhbert came to the United
States in 1891 to teach golf and like his
predecessor he found the country little
to his liking and returned home after a
season spent in the vicinity of New
It is impossible to follow the game
through all the changes which have taken
place in the last forty years. Its ad
vancement has been so rapid that it is
almost beyond belief and no other sport
in history can approach golf's record.
It is a far cry from the courses of those
early days to the modern country club
with its wonderful turf, clever hazards,
and magnificent greens, and, as the game
has developed, the number of players has
increased until there are more golfers to
day than there are devotees of any other
No article of this nature would be com
plete without some reference to the won
derful manner in which our golf ar
chitects have encountered and conquered
the new conditions they were called upon
to face and nothing demonstrates this
more perfectly than the work which Don
ald Ross has done at Pinehurst. In the
four courses which are in daily use by
the members during the Pinehurst season,
one finds golf to suit the game of every
player. The scale ranges from the in
teresting, but fairly easy No. 1 course
which is extremely popular with the
ladies and is the scene of many a mixed
foursome, right through the various
degrees of golf to the No. 3 course, which
is a wonderful test of championship golf.
A COURSE FOR EVERY MOOD
Here at Pinehurst you find a course
for every mood, we remember a delight
ful round on the No. 1 course one morn
ing early last spring. We teed off with
Fred Helmer of Midlothian; Dr. Pritch
ard of Battle Creek, and John R. Towle
of Olympia Fields. The air was filled
with the scent of the pines and we
strolled down the fairways and past the
cleverest of hazards while the sun was
shining on the water and the air carried
that drowsy touch of spring, which made
even golf an effort. The hustle and
bustle of the business world seemed thou
sands of miles away and one was content
just to live and breath close to nature's
In the afternoon we paired with W. B.
Fitch of Exmoor, against a couple of
clever Boston players and fought out one
of the hardest matches of the season over
the No. 3 course. Nature was to be
found here in abundance, but we were in
no mood to enjoy seenic effects and Fitch
and the writer cussed Ross's hazards and
battled with our opponents over the full
route only to loose by a single point on
the eighteenth green. Such is the modern
golf of today and with the game rushing
onward one hesitates to prophesy what
the golf of the future will be.
Tennis and Base Ball Players
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uuues UtJ- H
cause It takes the friction I
lT. . e freshens
mo iceu ana ruuKes walk
ing a delight.
Shake Allen's Fool-Ease
Into your shoes before go
ing on the links and no
tice the difference In your
comrort, which often af
fects your score.
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der for. the Feet to the
troops during the war.
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