Golf

Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.19538

Colour photograph depicts four unidentified people at the Pro-Am golf tournament. Photograph was removed from a scrapbook.

Date: 
[ca. 2000]
Source: 
Hadassah-WIZO
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.19537

Colour photograph depicts Judy Mandleman (centre) with two unidentified men at the Pro-Am golf tournament. Photograph was removed from a scrapbook.

Date: 
[ca. 2000]
Source: 
Hadassah-WIZO
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.19536

Colour photograph depicts golfers putting and milling about at the Pro-Am golf tournament. Photograph was removed from a scrapbook.

Date: 
[ca. 2000]
Source: 
Hadassah-WIZO
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.14147

Black and white photograph depicting women playing golf, members of the Ladies' Auxiliary enjoying ladies' day at Gleneagles. Left to Right: Mrs. S. Wasserman (chairman of the Auxiliary), Mrs. P. Waterman, Mrs. B. Ellison, Mrs. S. Kalensky and Mrs. M. Brown.

Date: 
[1950]
Posted by jyuhasz
 
                ID:          I know that you were instrumental in getting the Gleneagles Golf Course going, tell me about that and the Richmond Golf Course.
 
                EL:          Well, the Gleneagles Golf Course, we’d reached a stage where we had quite a few fellows playing and they were playing at the public golf course and a bottle of scotch got you on and if you didn’t have a bottle of scotch you had to go line up under an umbrella and Dave Sears came to me and said, “This estate has Gleneagles for sale.” I think they wanted 52 or $53,000 for it and I called two or three meetings at our house with Dave Sears and there was Alfie Evans, Meyer Brown, Norman Brown, the whole crowd was there then and the interesting thing was that we had a hell of a time persuading them that if they put up $500 a piece you might buy it and while this as going on they were investigating and searching title. I put up $500. A friend of mine ran the trust company at that time, I went to see him and he incorporated a group there and he held the shares in trust and over a period of time we were able to collect enough money from guys to pay off $50,000. That was the beginning of the golf course. We bought this property with 30 lots surveyed complete.

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Posted by jyuhasz
 
 
               DS:         Actually in 1934 I came out here, I didn’t know anything about golf. I came up to play football and basketball for Vancouver from the Prairies. I took up golf about ’47. ’46 or ’47. Shortly after that we organized a group of players that used to play at a public course called Langara. And from that, [we] developed a [golf] organization. Cedarcrest was, consisted of about 50 players of various means. They weren’t all rich golfers, some of them just worked in stores and they played…But we joined together at that time so we could have some tournaments or some little get togethers.
 
CL:         This was…Was Cedarcrest entirely Jewish golfers?
 
DS:         Yes, and what we used to do was go over to Peace Portal for tournaments as well. And we had the odd one at Langara or Fraser golf course, all of which were public courses.
 
[Tape cuts out].
 
CL:         Okay, we can proceed. This was really post-World War II…
 
DS:         Yeah.
 
CL:         …at that time. What was the instigation for the Jewish golfers to get together? Did they naturally band together or were they prevented from joining other clubs?
 
DS:         Well, unfortunately at that particular time there was an antipathy, I guess, of most private clubs towards having Jewish golfers come in any large numbers. And a few of us who wished to join private clubs and get away from this standing in line to try to get on to the golf course, found that the only way we could have a private course would be to have our own. And so we had a meeting of Cedarcrest golfers and a committee was struck to go out and look for a golf course which we could possibly purchase. Gleneagles in West Van turned out to be that course. We bought it for a very nominal sum, we only paid $50,000 for it originally.

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A memorial to Betty Baron where she combines insights about life and golf. The venue is the Queen Elizabeth Golf Course and the Hotel Vancouver

Source: 
Baron, Lloyd
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00149
Date: 
1952
Posted by Anonymous
Object id: 
L.14149

Black and white photograph depicts a wooden building with trees behind it, putting green in the foreground.

Date: 
[1950]