How Wartime Brits Played Golf With Steel Balls

While 2010 Ryder Cup players and fans struggle with heavy rain (and the US team with its rain gear) let us think about how it was playing golf in 1940’s when almost every European country was afraid of an attack from the Nazis.

Take a look at the official rules of Richmond Golf Course in 1940 found and sent to us by our friend and former U.S. Marine Tony Adler.

The British have a reputation for being understated and unflappable. If this notice put up at the Richmond Golf Course in 1940 doesn’t prove they deserve it, nothing does!

We especially like Rule Number 2…

“In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.”

Richmond Golf Club rules

What do you think about these rules? Isn’t it ironic that we worry about something as insignificant as rain while in the past, the biggest concern was how the bombs would affect the play!?

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