Friday, February 23, 2018

Golf Scorecard History 101,Stymie Cards- Set #5

Golf Scorecard History 101, Stymie Cards
Set #5

Up through 1951 when The USGA and Royal & Ancient Golf Club drafted uniform rules, golf was played a bit differently once everyone was on the putting green.

The rules were strict. You could not pick up your ball before holing out* as you may do now. If it was your turn to putt and a competitor's ball was in the line of your putt, you had to go around that ball or over that ball. Your opponent could not be made to mark his ball.  When you were thus prevented from reaching the hole directly, you were said to be "stymied".

There was no specific rule intended to introduce stymie play into golf. Stymies resulted from the general principle in golf that you do not pick up your ball until you have holed out. So stymie situations accidentally occurred in the beginning.  Some golfers realized the competitive advantage that could be gained by intentionally stymieing your opponent's ball.  And just as in billiards, one opponent could confound another repeatedly.

In 1951, when the USGA and Royal & Ancient agreed to consolidate the rules on both sides of "the pond", the Brits insisted upon maintaining the rule preventing the picking up of a ball on the green. The Americans lobbied for adoption of a rule permitting the marking and picking up of a ball on the green because stymie's slowed play and American golf course operators wanted to squish as many foursomes onto the course as possible. Well, you know the outcome. And when the rules became effective in 1952, the stymie was dead.

Today among golf scorecard collectors any stymie cards they have in their collection are considered to be gold.
 Stymie Card Belvedere GC, Michigan Side 1

 Stymie Card Belvedere GC, Michigan Side 2

 Stymie Card Brookwood GC, Michigan Side 1

Stymie Card Brookwood GC, Michigan Side 2 

 Stymie Card Chandler GC, Michigan Side 1

Stymie Card Chandler GC, Michigan Side 2

 Stymie Card Lake Cora Hills GC, Michigan Side 1

 Stymie Card Lake Cora Hills GC, Michigan Side 1

 Stymie Card Taconic GC, Massachusetts Side 1

 Stymie Card Taconic GC, Massachusetts Side2

 Stymie Card Trap Elo GC, Massachusetts Side 1

Stymie Card Trap Elo GC, Massachusetts Side 2

 Stymie Card Wampatuck CC, Massachusetts Side 1

 Stymie Card Wampatuck CC, Massachusetts Side2

 Stymie Card Wauchusett CC, Massachusetts Side 1

 Stymie Card Wauchusett CC, Massachusetts Side2

 Stymie Card Weston GC, Massachusetts Side 1

 Stymie Card Weston GC, Massachusetts Side2

 Stymie Card Williamsburgh GC, Massachusetts Side 1

Stymie Card Williamsburgh GC, Massachusetts Side 2


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Blog Statistics:
1091 Blog Postings
The total number of golf scorecard images on this site now equals 19,722
The total number of golf photographs on this site now equals 5,605
The total number of all photographs on this site now equals 15,935

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West Virginia Scorecards
Canterbury GC, Ohio
Portugal Scorecards

Wisconsin Scorecards

My golf scorecard collection statistics as of today:

Total Stymie Cards = 175
Total USA = 95,448
Total Foreign = 45,635
Total Collection = 141,083

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Golf Scorecard History 101, Vermont - Set #5

Golf Scorecard History 101, Vermont
Set #5
Killington GC to Kwiniaska GC 

Flag of Vermont

Oops, I thought I had published this last month !!!!!


Some interesting facts about Vermont: 
  1. Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution.
  2. With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.
  3. Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
  4. In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.
  5. Montpelier, Is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.
  6. Vermont's largest employer isn't Ben and Jerry's, it's IBM.
  7. Until recently, the only way a Vermonter could get a drivers license with their photo on it was to drive to Montpelier.
  8. Vermont was, at various times, claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.
  9. Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without a Wal-Mart. 
  10.  According to golflink.com there are 77 golf courses in Vermont.  Twenty scorecards from three of them are illustrated below.



























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Blog Statistics:
1081 Blog Postings
The total number of golf scorecard images on this site now equals 19,539
The total number of golf photographs on this site now equals 5,549
The total number of all photographs on this site now equals 15,815

Coming Soon:
The Grand Ole Opry
Netherlands Scorecards
Virginia Scorecards
Baltusrol GC (Lower Course), New Jersey

My golf scorecard collection statistics as of today:
Total Vermont = 509
Total USA = 95,349
Total Foreign = 45,609
Total Collection = 140,958

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Golf Scorecard History 101, Northern Ireland - Set #5

Golf Scorecard History 101, Northern Ireland
Set #5
Downpatrick GC to Foyle International GC


Flag of Northern Ireland

Some interesting facts about Northern Ireland:
1. Game Of Thrones employs more locals than the civil service.
2. Chinese (Mandarin) is the most widely spoken minority language in Northern Ireland.
3. Technically, it’s illegal to go to the cinema on a Sunday. The Sunday Observation Act claims you can be fined up to £50.
4. There’s an annual bog snorkelling competition. Seriously.
5. Ballygally Castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Isobel Shaw who was supposedly locked in her room and starved by her husband until she jumped out of her window to death. The ghost knocks on doors at night and then disappears, creepy!
6. On average, it rains 157 days a year in Belfast, that’s less than Scotland. IMBV-Rain.
7. The Marketing of Potatoes Act (1964) states that: “A constable may seize and may detain in custody any potatoes which are being or which are suspected by such an officer or constable of being, sent out of Northern Ireland” – yes, this law is still in place, so don’t get packing them in your suitcase alongside your other bizarre items.
8. Belfast Zoo is home to the only group of purple-faced langurs in Europe – all the more reason to visit. IMBV-Purple Faced Langur.
9. Under 16s in Northern Ireland make up almost 25% of the population – that’s more young people than anywhere else in the UK.
Northern Ireland has just over 100 golf courses and I’ve only played two of them.




























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Blog Statistics:
1092 Blog Postings
The total number of golf scorecard images on this site now equals 19,745
The total number of golf photographs on this site now equals 5,605
The total number of all photographs on this site now equals 15,935

Coming Soon:

West Virginia Scorecards
Canterbury GC, Ohio
Portugal Scorecards
Wisconsin Scorecards

My golf scorecard collection statistics as of today:
Total Northern Ireland = 364
Total USA = 95,457
Total Foreign = 45,635
Total Collection = 141,092

Come back soon and often.

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Scorecard Trading: 
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Available:
For sale and/or trade - Over 68,000 duplicate golf scorecards.  Contact me if you are interested.