Tag: Wartime History of Golf

Wartime History of Golf #5 - The Niblick Brigade

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War. To conclude the Series, Andrew tells the story of the Niblick Brigade, a group of 102 golf professionals that fought in the conflict. read more ...


Wartime History of Golf #4 - JLC Jenkins and Royal Troon

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War. Telling the story of JLC Jenkins, an Amateur Champion and Captain of Royal Troon Golf Club, who fought in the conflict, whose later life touch many of the biggest events and developments in golf.\ read more ...


Wartime History of Golf #3 - Erewash Valley Memorial

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War, and his journey took him to Erewash Valley, where he discovered the memorial that rests on the fairways and clubhouse. read more ...


Wartime History of Golf #2 - Memorial at Hollinwell

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has been researching golf's connections with soliders of the First World War, an undertaking that began with spotting a memorial at Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell. Here is Andrew's story. read more ...


Wartime History of Golf #1 - Caddie was the First Casualty of WW1

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has a passion for golf and researching the history and tales behind the courses that we play on. Much of his recent interest has centered on the First World War. In the first of a series, Andrew shares the story of golf caddie John Parr, who is believed to be the first Britsh Commonwealth solider to be killed in the conflict. read more ...


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