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  • Description

    Finchley, North London.

    An item about Britain's first fully automatic, battery style, golf driving range.

    A man behind a counter passes a basket of balls and a club to a golfer. A woman in a head scarf is seen taking a place on the top deck of the range. She pours a basket of balls into a driving base. C/U of a ball automatically rolling onto a tee, a club strikes it. Various shots of men and women striking golf balls. Another woman is shown having tuition from a golf instructor.

    Various shots of balls landing in a field. Men in crash helmets are seen collecting the balls. The balls are taken to an automatic washing machine.

    Various shots of the putting course covered with an early form of Astroturf. Various shots of the lower deck of the range. M/S of the large retriever nets where the gofers are aiming their balls.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3513
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    281.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:34:00 / 01:20:10:00
    Canister:
    CP 491
    Sort Number:
    CP 491
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Pencil Skirt Women\'s Golf 1960s Britain
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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