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Friday, February 08, 2008

Golf parable

You can't miss Stonylands Town Golf Club if you take the winding back road out of town. Bit if you are in any doubt, the signboard says it all: "Stonylands Golf Club. Member of the Federation of National Golf Clubs. Est. 1924. Secretary: J S Peasworthy, BSc." There follows in smaller letters, "Private Property" and without apparent irony, "No ball games". The style of the sign is almost identical to the original 1924 version, as you can readily see in the photographs of The Opening displayed in the clubhouse foyer...
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