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Rule book, Christchurch Golf Club, 1873

Christchurch Golf Club is New Zealand's second-oldest club (after Otago), and the world's fifth-oldest outside the UK and Ireland. It was founded in 1873, when this rule book was published. Click on the arrows to move from page to page.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Rules and regulations of the Christchurch Golf Club. Christchurch: Christchurch Golf Club, 1873 (B-K-944-TITLE; B-K-944-11-16)

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Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Origins of New Zealand golf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Garry Ahern, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016