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Golf

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, October 1, 1929

Kacer and Cooney. Barnyard Golf Champions of the Pacific Coast Coal Company.

Kacer and Cooney. Barnyard Golf Champions of the Pacific Coast Coal Company.

Golf is a form of physical and mental exertion made attractive by the fact that you have to dress for it in a $200,000 club house.

Golf is what letter-carrying, ditch-digging, and carpet-beating would be if those three tasks had to be performed in the same hot afternoon in short pants and colored socks.

Golf is the simplest looking game in the world when you decide to take it up, and the toughest after you have been at it ten or twelve years.

The game is played on carefully selected grass with little white balls and as many clubs as the player can afford. These little balls cost from 75¢ to $25 and it is possible to support a family of ten people (all adults) for five months on the money represented by the balls lost by some golfers in a single afternoon. (more…)

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