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The Golf Bug from Topeka, Kansas • 1

The Golf Bugi
Topeka, Kansas
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He is seldom home to supper; if he does come, he is late; The kitchen floor needs painting, but the kitchen floor must wait. The screens are in the attic, and the storm-door should come off, But fathers only rooming here, now that hes playing golf. Hes ceased to dig the garden, and hes packed the tools away He says hell hire a man to plant the flowers we want some day. At those who toil for exercise hes started in to scoff The stylish way to get it. father says, is playing golf.

He used to call men foolish when they raved about the links, But since he's been converted, its a splendid game, he thinks. He is out there every Sunday, and each afternoon hes off Mas a widow and were orphans, since Pa started playing golf. Children on the Golf Course. We probably do not realize at this stage that there is a certain amount of danger attached to the game of golf, and that a stroke with a golf club or ball might be likely to prove serious to a child or even a grownup person. On well-regulated courses the rules for the protection of the members families require that the children be 12 years of age or over before they are permitted on the links.

We hope that in drawing this matter to the attention of our members we will not be forced to make some such rule after" an accident has happened. Children under the age suggested should not be permitted by their parents to be on the golf course or around the first teeing ground where a glancing stroke would be likely to reach them. The chief opportunity for an accident to the older players lies in their lack of attention to the rules restricting the driving into the couple ahead or holing out on the green. This caution is fully covered by the Etiquette of Golf, copies of which are distributed around the club house, and if followed, will prevent a serious The Country Club Match. Everybody had a good time at the opening golfitig event of the club, and although it might not be the best entertainment for the Country Club players playing on our greens in the condition they are in, it undoubtedly had some features of good experience to both clubs.

It might not be out of order to draw attention to the fact that the best score was made by the assistance of a long driver, which is right in keeping with the length of the course and as long driving should have some recognition in the game it would show thai the course will have a tendency to produce longer drivers than the shorter holes. We may be satisfied with a pop-up off some of the teeing grounds if we know that we can make up for it on the next, but where two swinging strokes are required and a miss means a dead loss of one stroke, the effort will be to be more careful with the long shots. It is to be hoped that as soon as some of our players have had a little more experience, some kind of a match can be arranged on a more competitive basis between the two clubs. Membership Completed. As we go to press we are advised by the Secretary that the membership is complete 250, with a waiting list.

Some record! Send in your applications to the Secretary. They will be taken in the order received, as we will have members transient all the time..

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