Historic Golf Photos

The Ron Watts Collection


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“Putting on the 18th Green”- Westward Ho! Photo View Larger Image

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  • Date: 1896
  • Event: Westward Ho! Golf Tournament
  • Location: Royal North Devon Golf Club
  • Photo Composition: Action

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“Putting on the 18th Green”- Westward Ho!

Catalog Number: 0-2700-0020

    “Putting on the 18th Green” is an image scanned from a glass plate negative in our collection taken at England’s oldest Golf Course, the Royal North Devon Golf Club
(Bideford, England), during The Westward Ho! Golf Tournament in 1896 between professional golfers from English and Scotland.

             “Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of England. … this is great, natural golf that is largely unchanged from 100 years ago when Harold Hilton et al pronounced Westward Ho! As England’s No 1 competition golf course..”

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