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TIOTAL
Club Goilf Ghoillspidh agus Na Suthurlanaich (1 de 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_RODHOUSTON_01
ÀITE
Goillspidh
SGÌRE
Goillspidh, Raoghard agus An Luirg
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
CATAIBH: Goillspidh
DEIT
1991
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Rod Houston
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1779
KEYWORDS
raoin-goilf
fèill-reic
a' togail airgid
claistinneach

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Tha Club Goilf Ghoillspidh mu mhìle taobh a deas meadhan Ghoillspidh. Stèidhichte ann an 1889, chaidh a dhealbh leis a' chluicheadair ainmeil proifeiseanta, Seumas Braid (1870-1950). Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Rod Houston a' bruidhinn mu na ceanglaichean eadar an club agus Na Suthurlanaich. 'S ann às an t-sreath 'Recollections' aig Rèidio Caolas Mhoireibh a tha an earrann seo.

The Sutherland family have always been very closely involved with the golf club. In the days when golf clubs had patrons, the golf club was always under their patronage and the golf club here plays for the Duke of Sutherland cup annually which highlights it. The ground is still leased from the estate of Sutherland, so there's always been a relationship but it's always been a sort of come and go. There's no doubt that when old Bobbo Macrae, the erstwhile greenkeeper/professional here was sent a message by the duke to be ready to play at 2:30, Bobbo knew that this was good protocol, if not a grand chance for a game of golf, so he would duly turn up and have a game with the duke.

But, right back in the early records of the club they talk about the Duke of Sutherland cup and there's correspondence with the House of Sutherland over a huge range of matters; rabbits on the course; coastal erosion; permission for buildings. But it remains essentially nowadays a benign relationship. Not that it wasn't benign in the past. For instance, as the club developed in the early years of this century, having been founded in 1889, it then, by about 1905 or thereby, decided that it wanted to extend to eighteen holes and the whole game of golf was mushrooming at that stage. So they decided in 1908 that they would have a bazaar to raise money for golf course improvements. The Duke of Sutherland got wind of this and for some reason or other he wasn't too keen on the idea of a bazaar. He would have had his own reasons which remain a mystery. So, he wrote to the club and said, 'If you don't hold a bazaar I will give you two hundred pounds towards your course improvements' and wise men that they were with the old bird in the hand rather than the two in the bazaar, they took the two hundred pounds and scrapped the idea. So on they went with their improvements and five years later, in 1913-14, there were back planning another bazaar, as this drive to develop the course continued. So they had a bazaar; they set it all up; they had a massive event, and the Kaiser spoilt the whole thing so they gave the money to the war effort because it would have looked terrible to develop a golf course when the Great War started

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Club Goilf Ghoillspidh agus Na Suthurlanaich (1 de 2)

CATAIBH: Goillspidh

1990an

raoin-goilf; fèill-reic; a' togail airgid; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: Golspie Golf Club

Tha Club Goilf Ghoillspidh mu mhìle taobh a deas meadhan Ghoillspidh. Stèidhichte ann an 1889, chaidh a dhealbh leis a' chluicheadair ainmeil proifeiseanta, Seumas Braid (1870-1950). Anns an earrann èisteachd seo, tha Rod Houston a' bruidhinn mu na ceanglaichean eadar an club agus Na Suthurlanaich. 'S ann às an t-sreath 'Recollections' aig Rèidio Caolas Mhoireibh a tha an earrann seo.<br /> <br /> The Sutherland family have always been very closely involved with the golf club. In the days when golf clubs had patrons, the golf club was always under their patronage and the golf club here plays for the Duke of Sutherland cup annually which highlights it. The ground is still leased from the estate of Sutherland, so there's always been a relationship but it's always been a sort of come and go. There's no doubt that when old Bobbo Macrae, the erstwhile greenkeeper/professional here was sent a message by the duke to be ready to play at 2:30, Bobbo knew that this was good protocol, if not a grand chance for a game of golf, so he would duly turn up and have a game with the duke. <br /> <br /> But, right back in the early records of the club they talk about the Duke of Sutherland cup and there's correspondence with the House of Sutherland over a huge range of matters; rabbits on the course; coastal erosion; permission for buildings. But it remains essentially nowadays a benign relationship. Not that it wasn't benign in the past. For instance, as the club developed in the early years of this century, having been founded in 1889, it then, by about 1905 or thereby, decided that it wanted to extend to eighteen holes and the whole game of golf was mushrooming at that stage. So they decided in 1908 that they would have a bazaar to raise money for golf course improvements. The Duke of Sutherland got wind of this and for some reason or other he wasn't too keen on the idea of a bazaar. He would have had his own reasons which remain a mystery. So, he wrote to the club and said, 'If you don't hold a bazaar I will give you two hundred pounds towards your course improvements' and wise men that they were with the old bird in the hand rather than the two in the bazaar, they took the two hundred pounds and scrapped the idea. So on they went with their improvements and five years later, in 1913-14, there were back planning another bazaar, as this drive to develop the course continued. So they had a bazaar; they set it all up; they had a massive event, and the Kaiser spoilt the whole thing so they gave the money to the war effort because it would have looked terrible to develop a golf course when the Great War started