By Canadian artist Bruce McCall
British actress Kathleen Vincent, with her clubs.
By American writer and artist Edward Gorey (1925-2000)
The clubhouse at the Apawamis Golf Club, Rye, N.Y.
A different kind of club house, in Panama.
A club house with a horse and two dogs, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The club house in Bay City, Michigan.
A club house in Punta Gorda, Florida
The club house in Hazelden Brook, Indiana
Golf at the optimistically named Green Tree course in Victorville, California.
One of the less inviting vistas, I’ve seen: Walton Lake in Fairfield, Iowa.
“The Pines” at Branchville, New Jersey
I love the color in this one, from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts.
And the color in this one, from the Mt. Tom Golf Club, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
On the links at the Poland Spring House, Maine.
Professional models tee off at Fountain Valley, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Non-professionals pose in Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
And I’m sure these are not models, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
I leave you with this, the fairway at Pebble Beach, California.
This postcard, sent in 1940, bears this printed message on the back:
Dear Sir: Have you a tract of 5 to 10 acres on a main highway near your city that you can lease if you can see $50.00 or more per day rolling in? “GOPHER GOLF” will do the trick and two weeks good play will return your investment. “GOPHER GOLF” is the hottest thing a real estate broker ever had offered him. It is not “miniature golf” rather it has about the same relation to golf that softball has to baseball. “GOPHER GOLF” is new, it’s fascinating. Be first in your community to cash in on this money maker. Write or wire, at once, for details and exclusive franchise offer. G.B. Lorraine, 510-511 Law Bldg. Richmond, Va.
George Bernard Lorraine was a Richmond real estate broker and amateur historian/photographer who specialized in the farms, estates and plantations of eastern Virginia. His collection of photographs, taken between 1925 and 1970, is today a valuable resource for architects and historians, and is housed at the Library of Virginia. Lorraine’s Gopher Golf apparently never caught on, but has survived, in name at least, as a computer game and a lawn game at children’s parties.