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Dressed for golf, 1920s (2nd of 4)

Dressed for golf, 1920s

This stylish couple model the clothing commonly seen on golf courses from the 1920s – a zip-up jacket for men and a matching knee-length skirt and jacket for women. Special golfing shoes, designed to prevent damage to greens, were worn by all players, and a sun-shading hat remained de rigueur for women players.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 34-LER-1 (left); 34-FLE-2 (right)
Photographs by Clifton Firth

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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