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The book of Dalbeattie Golf Club.

Author Dalbeattie Golf Club.
Title The book of Dalbeattie Golf Club.
Imprint Dalbeattie: Printed and published by Ivie A. Callan,
Date of Publication 1912
Language English
Notes This is a rare early 20th-century golf publication on golf in Dumfries and Galloway. The Dalbeattie Golf Club was inaugurated at a public meeting in 1894, and a nine-hole course was created from local farmland. In 1902 a small clubhouse was erected, but proved to be inadequate to meets the needs of the growing membership. The book of Dalbeattie Golf Club, privately printed in 1912, was produced to help raise funds to improve the course and the facilities, with literary contributions from members of the club. As one author writes, "So fascinating has the game of golf now become that a holiday district without a good golf course labours under great disadvantages. A first class golf course is almost a necessity as a means of attracting visitors and, with this object in view it is desirable to have a course worthy of Dalbeattie".
Shelfmark RB.m.689
Reference Sources Dalbeattie Golf Club website http://www.dalbeattiegc.co.uk/index.html
Acquired on 30/04/09
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