'The more things change, the more they stay the same', the saying goes. Hard to believe perhaps, but we are convinced that, at least as far as golf is concerned, it is perfectly true.|
In the course of our research (yes, we've done research!), Anyone For Tee has noticed that the subjects which are debated today in every golf club bar, Committee room and even by the governing authorities of this game are much the same as they were fifty or one hundred years ago.
It may be weighty matters, such as the desirability of new technology, the scourge of slow play, the length of courses, or the Rules of Golf. Or it may be more emotional subjects, such as behaviour on the course, golf widows (the advertisement on the right is from the early '70s), the American domination of the game or even, dare we say, the acceptance of ladies on the course and in the club house. Whatever it may be, the topics have not changed.
Anyone For Tee felt you might enjoy learning what previous generations said about these eternal questions, so we shall be bringing you documents - serious and humourous - from the past which reveal the mood of the game through the ages.
Our first subject is length - the distance players hit the ball and the efforts of committees and architects to counteract them. Click the link below to read one person's view from 1938.
- Does length matter?