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  • Short Summary

    Prince Albert, Duke of York, opens new golf course by playing a shot. Richmond, Surrey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Royal "nerve", undeterred by cameras or crowds. PRINCE ALBERT, DUKE OF YORK hits mighty drive of 200 yards inaugurating new public course. Richmond, Surrey.

    M/S as a man hands Prince Albert a golf bag, he nods and takes his hat off to the crowd who applaud. The Prince walks along with his golf club and gets instructions from another man who puts the ball on the tee. The Prince prepares by swinging the club a few times then plays his shot, everyone claps.

    Intertitle - 'Lucky caddy receives a sovereign for retrieving the ball.'

    The caddy brings the ball back to the Prince who thanks him and gives him a coin. He smiles and the crowds around him clap. He talks to a man at the side.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:27:00 / 01:28:49:00
    G 1198

Comments (1)

  1. @ldngolfhistory says

    The man teeing the ball for the duke is John Henry Taylor, the course designer and member of golfs great triumvirate.

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