Saturday, April 21, 2018

Golf Scorecard History 101, Alabama - Set #7

Golf Scorecard History 101, Alabama
Set #7
Kolomi GC to Lakewinds GC

An Imaged From an Alabama Golf Course


A few interesting facts about Alabama:
  1. Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins.
  2. Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  3. The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.
  4. Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. It is also the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products.
  5. Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.
  6. The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.
  7. Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819.
  8. The town of Enterprise houses the Boll Weevil Monument to acknowledge the role this destructive insect played in encouraging farmers to grow crops other than cotton.
  9. Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934. 
  10. There are over three hundred golf courses in Alabama. 24 scorecards from 9 of their courses are shown below.




























More Blog Issues for Alabama and Internet Links:
To view more of my Alabama blog issues scroll to the upper left corner of this page and enter the word Alabama in the search field.  This will bring up virtually all of the blog issues for the state of the Alabama that I've done to date.  Click on this Internet link to view over 13,500 more miscellaneous golf scorecards

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Blog Statistics:
1104 Blog Postings
The total number of golf scorecard images on this site now equals 18,207
The total number of golf photographs on this site now equals 5,783
The total number of all photographs on this site now equals 16,224

Coming Soon:

Cherry Hills GC, Colorado
Spain Scorecards
Arizona Scorecards
Sweden Scorecards

My golf scorecard collection statistics as of today:

Total Alabama = 1,168
Total USA = 95,766
Total Foreign = 45,654
Total Collection = 141,420

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Golf Scorecard History 101, South Africa, Set #5

Golf Scorecard History 101, South Africa
Set #5
Lost City GC to Milnerton GC


An Image From a South Africa Golf Course



A few interesting facts about South Africa:
  1. The Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape, is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world. The 216m (709ft) jump off the Bloukrans Bridge, Africa’s highest bridge, falls over the Bloukrans river valley. The world’s oldest bungee jumper, South African Mohr Keet, jumped from the bridge when he was 96.
  2. Nelson Mandela is known by six different names in South Africa. At birth, he was named Rolihlahla Mandela. On his first day of school, his teacher gave him the name Nelson, following the custom back in the 1920s to give all children English names as English colonials ‘couldn’t' pronounce African names. When he was 16 he was given the name of Dalibhunga (‘creator or founder of the council’) during a traditional rites of passage ceremony. South Africans commonly call him Madiba, which is the name of the Thembu clan to which he belongs, or simply Tata or Khulu, the Xhosa words for ‘father’ and ‘grandfather’.
  3. Table Mountain, one of the iconic landmarks of South Africa, is one of the oldest mountains in the world – and has more than 2,200 species of plants, 70 percent of which are endemic.
  4. The world’s largest visible crateris in South Africa. Around 2,030 million years ago a meteor the size of a mountain (about 10km across) fell to earth in South Africa’s Free State making a crater 300km across; it is the oldest crater made by either a comet or meteorite and reportedly the site of the largest energy release in history. In 2015, scientists claimed to have found a bigger crater (around 400km wide) underground in the Austrlian outback, although it is not visible on the earth's surface.
  5. The meandering 850km road through Cape Winelands is world’s longest wine route. Route 62 runs between Cape Town, Constantia to Port Elizabeth, via Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route, embracing 350 years of wine making as it passes classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, green mountains, 200 cellars and miles and miles of vines.
  6. A South African fish migration is so huge it can be seen from space. Between May and July every year millions of small silver fish travel in vast shoals from the cold waters off South Africa’s Cape Point up to the coastlines of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This annual event is called the Sardine Run. The shoals are so big – 15km long, 3.5km wide and up to 40m deep – they can be seen by satellite. In their wake come hundreds of birds, sharks, whales, dolphins, all eager to feast.
  7. South Africa has three capital cities – Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative) and Bloemfontein (Judicial). There are nine provinces in total: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, ZwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Free State, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Each has its own government.
  8. Bones found in South Africa help support the theory that modern humans originated in Africa. Fossilised bones from hominids (part of the human evolutionary chain) dating back between 4.5 and 2.5 million years were found in limestone caves some 50km northwest of Johannesburg. In the Sterkfontein Caves, now part of what is known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, there was also evidence that humans used stone tools two million years ago and made fire 1.8 million years ago.
  9. The aboriginal people of South Africa are the San and the Khoi. The hunter-gather Sans and pastoral Khoi together become known as the KhoiSan and lived in what is now the Western Cape around 300AD. Zulu and Xhosa tribes established large kingdoms in the region in the 15th century.
  10. The total of my South Africa scorecard collection is now at 676 and represents less than one-half percent of my total collection and approximately one and one half percent of my total foreign collection.  Thirty-two scorecards from my collection are illustrated below.



































More Blog Issues for South Africa and Internet Links:
To view more of my South Africa blog issues scroll to the upper left corner of this page and enter the words South Africa in the search field.  This will bring up virtually all of the blog issues for the country of the South Africa that I've done to date.

Click on this Internet link to view over 13,400 more miscellaneous golf scorecards

Also feel free to visit my other websites at    
My Internet Pick of the Day:

Blog Statistics:
1106 Blog Postings
The total number of golf scorecard images on this site now equals 18,183
The total number of golf photographs on this site now equals 5,781
The total number of all photographs on this site now equals 16,222

Coming Soon:
Alabama Scorecards
Cherry Hills GC, Colorado
Spain Scorecards
Arizona Scorecards

My golf scorecard collection statistics as of today
:
Total Republic of South Africa = 676
Total USA = 95,708
Total Foreign = 45,645
Total Collection = 141,353

Come back soon and often.

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Scorecard Trading:
  If you are a casual visitor and a golf scorecard collector and would like to do some scorecard trading contact me at rbglasson@cox.net.

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