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History Walk - Golf From 1910-1919 in Eastern Ontario/Outaouais
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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 –

1910-1919

This decade would probably prove to be the most important one in the history of the sport in Canada.  The organization of formal groups relating to golf would continue and again Ottawa and the region was the host for many of these events. Despite growing unrest in Europe and the Great War that would intervene, golf continued to play a vital role in the social circles of Canada.

After twenty years, Links O'Tay in Perth finally saw a member have a hole in one. Mr. Fred McEwen, a popular and active player would record the feat.

1911 would be…

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