EP.72 Aussie Golf History - Dan Soutar's Sky High Design
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Dan Soutar was one of the founding fathers of golf in Australia. Emigrating to Australia in 1903 from Scotland, Soutar quickly established himself as one of the best golfers in the country and it wasn't long before he also turned his hand to golf course design for a number of clubs on the east coast of the country. This story is a golf course/club biography of sorts and is centred around one of the golf courses that Soutar designed in the early 1900's, talking about its life from inception all the way through to today. I look into how the golf course and golf club began and its rise in the early days of the game becoming popular in Australia. The fairways of this course were graced by some of the most famous names in Australian golf from the early 1900's including Dan Soutar himself, Joe Kirkwood, Fred Popplewell, Charlie Campbell, Tom Howard and Eric Apperly. Come with me on this nostalgic trip as we begin at a time when people used to travel by steam train and a big tee shot went 180 yards! People and places mentioned in this podcast: EP.11 Aussie Golf History - Dan Soutar EP.20 Aussie Golf History - Ernest Banks Dan Soutar Joe Kirkwood Fred Popplewell PGA of Australia Nick Farr-Jones Edwina Kennedy Royal Adelaide Golf Club Manly Golf Club Concord Golf Club The Australian Golf Club Mudgee Golf Club Christchurch Golf Club Leura Golf Club Wentworth Falls Country Club Blackheath Golf Club Bonville Golf Resort Tallwoods Country Club Dame Nellie Melba Nelly Melba & The Daffodil Farmer
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