Gunfire And Golf – WWII Rules

One evening in the autumn of 1940 bombs fell on the course and Temporary Rules were introduced to allow for the consequences. Dr Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, used the Club’s Temporary Rules as the theme of a broadcast by William (Lord Haw-Haw) Joyce: “By means of these ridiculous reforms the English snobs try to impress the people with a kind of pretended heroism. They can do so without danger, because, as everyone knows, the German Air Force devotes itself only to the destruction of military targets and objectives of importance to the war effort.” Evidently the Club’s laundry outbuilding was a military target.

Source: Richmond Golf Club via Neatorama

You can’t say that the rules aren’t fair.

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That one guy May 6, 2011 at 01:51 am

You. Do not. Interrupt a game of golf.

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moi May 6, 2011 at 05:09 am

The golf fanatics that I know…Strafing’s, bomb splinters etc wouldn’t even so much give them pause. Thats why I don’t play golf, they scare me!

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Jesse May 6, 2011 at 07:22 pm

Apparently insurgents are fucking up more than just coffee.

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Jeff May 7, 2011 at 08:17 pm

lol reminds me of Churchill’s speech “We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender”
cause we’re british goddammit

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