Wartime Golf Rules

As if i don’t have enough lists already, i’ve just discovered the lists of note blog.  I originally found it via the tweet  Simple Rules for Life in London, a list written by Rudyard Kipling to his 12 year old daughter which includes:

Do not attempt to take pictures off the wall of the National Gallery or to remove cases of butterflies from the National History Museum. You will be noticed if you do.

But on further inspection, there was a list I thought my husband would enjoy–as we left him behind in London with his golf clubs: Wartime Golf Rules, which was posted by Richmond Golf club in 1940.  This list includes:

  1. Players are asked to collect Bomb and Shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the mowing machines.
  2. In competitions, during gunfire, or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
  3. A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place. Penalty, one stroke


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