October 6, 2014
In 2000 Flagstick published a 8500 word article by Editor Scott MacLeod about golf in the magazine's coverage region, noting highlights from just over a century of golf in the region of Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley, Outaouais, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Kingston/Quinte.
Meticulously scouring newspapers and journals from the area for months we compiled notable information to share.
For the next little while in our weekly History Walk posts we will share decade segments from the original story.
This week's instalment -
By golf was becoming more common throughout the region and many informal courses existed. Many did not have enough members or resources to become more organized clubs and matches consisted of meetings in whatever spaces were available. Sports like cycling, rowing, and lacrosse dominated the sports headlines and there were few mentions of golf in the local papers. The leading story and concern was for the Boer War raging in southern Africa. This would be the first of the wars that would draw many Canadians attentions away from sporting pursuits. You could buy outdoor sporting shoes at the Slater Shoe Store at 84 Sparks Street in Ottawa for $3.50 with rubber soles and $5…
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