Thursday, November 15, 2012

Golf in Hertfordshire around 1900

At the HALH Conference on Sport in Hertfordshire earlier this month Julia Moore gave an interesting talk on Golfing in Hertfordshire in the late 19th century. This showed that the first golf clubs were based on courses on public common land but later  courses were set up on private estates - so access could be controlled.  As a result I have set up a golf page on the main site, which lists the earliest clubs - and also records the number of people in golf-related jobs in Watford in 1901. 

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