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Dressed for golf, 1951 (3rd of 4)

Dressed for golf, 1951

Ray Kearns blasts out of a bunker at Wellington's Miramar golf course (founded in 1905) in 1951. His jersey and pressed trousers were standard golfing menswear in this period. A tie was not required while playing but was generally essential for access to the clubhouse.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/345/13-G

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Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Origins of New Zealand golf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

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