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Dressed for golf, 1901 (1st of 4)

Dressed for golf, 1901

C. Gillies, wearing a cloth cap, a white shirt and tie, and a tweed suit of jacket and plus-fours (knee-length trousers) demonstrates the attire considered suitable on a golf course around 1901, when this photo was taken. In that year the Auckland Golf Club (founded in 1894) moved from its original property at Greenlane to a new course located partly on One Tree Hill domain and partly on Cornwall Park. Gillies is teeing off during an exhibition foursome at the opening of the new course.

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Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Origins of New Zealand golf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

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