This little gem arrived in a recent newsletter from the Australian Spitfire Association. If you thought you were a tough weather golfer….
Established in 1924, Richmond Golf Club was a private members club and golf course located at the south-westerly outskirts of London, adjoining the historic Royal Richmond Park and the Wimbledon Common. The membership was strictly upper class; its clubhouse was nothing less than Sudbrook Mansion, a wonderful Georgian country house framed by a most beautiful park landscape, offering the members all desirable amenities.
In the heat of the Battle of Britain’s blitz, the golf course, located about halfway between Northolt and Uxbridge, came under the threat of bombing, gunning by stray enemy aircraft and shrapnel from the nearby anti-aircraft batteries defending London. To meet the new situation, the club committee issued a new, temporary set of game rules which were displayed at the club house, to be followed by all players.
If you are going out onto the golf course this weekend, spare a thought for this leaflet.