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Golfing pioneers, 1895

Golfing pioneers, 1895

Several distinguished pioneers of New Zealand golf are seen in this 1895 group photo taken at a championship meeting of the Hutt Golf Club in Waiwhetū. They include C. R. Howden, a founder of Dunedin Golf Club, the country's oldest golf club (standing, extreme right), his brother D. B. Howden, a founder of the Hutt Golf Club (seated, fourth from right), and A. D. S. Duncan, one of the most prominent early-20th-century players (standing, second from left). A large group of caddies are seated in front of the players.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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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