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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 8 (November 1, 1937)

The Royal and Ancient Game

The Royal and Ancient Game.

Perhaps in no other sport than golf is there such a keen interest displayed by people who have never seen the game played. I refer to the ultimate result of the Open, amateur and professional golf championships recently contested at Hamilton.

Few of the many thousand newspaper readers in New Zealand have ever seen any of the players in action; few would even deign to take the trouble to walk around the links to see the players in action in the big events, but it would surprise even the golfers to know just how their play was followed through the columns of the daily press.

When it became known that Alex. Murray had been disqualified for an unintentional breach of a rule and that Hornabrook, Shaw and Moss would fight out an extra round of golf, interest reached a fever height.

In a similar degree, the doings of the women golfers at Napier gave New Zealanders something sporting to discuss—and it must be admitted that sporting conversation became a little difficult after die defeat of New Zealand in the third Test against South Africa!

Mrs. Hollis (nee Oliver Kay) came right back into the sporting limelight to defeat Miss S. Tolhurst (Australia) in the women's championship and fully endorsed her claim to being the outstanding woman golfer in Australia or New Zealand at the present time.