This List Of Wartime Golf Rules Might Just Be The Most British Thing That Has Ever Happened

A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place. One stroke penalty.”

2. Though it’s hard to know with total accuracy whether these rules are genuine, here’s a extract from The Times in 1941.

It’s been ascribed to various golf clubs in the years since, but most contemporary sources suggest Richmond is the most likely candidate. According to Lists of Note, the current Richmond Golf Club even used to refer to the rules on their website (although that link is now dead.)

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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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