... the game must go on at the Richmond Golf Club
Over the years Frank Callahan has provided The Mirror with several dozen delightful stories about his home in Scotland -- and his transition to America and Melrose. The piece below was handed to him recently, and while the copy is not Frank's, it paints an off-beat view of England during World War II -- and the "hardships" a golfer had to endure just to get in 18 holes.
1: Players are asked to collect the bomb and shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the mowing machines.
2: In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take shelter without penalty or ceasing play.
3: The positions of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at a reasonable, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.
4: Shrapnel and/or bomb splinters on the Fairways, or in Bunkers, within a club's length of a ball, may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.
5: A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost, or destroyed, a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
6: A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to the hole, without penalty.
7: A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball. Penalty one stroke.
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