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Up to Par - Australian Professional Golf Over the Years

A look at golf in Australia from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 124 | Year : 1964 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
VS golfers (male & female, old and young) and tournaments, big crowds. Robert Menzies with trophy. CU golfer with hand crafted golf clubs. Joe Kirkwood (late 20's). Jim Ferrier (mid 30's). American Gene Sarazan (1936) in Australia for exhibition matches. Ferrier playing. American Walter Hagen versus Joe Kirkwood (1937). Kirkwood in USA playing at tournaments and doing trick routines.
Access No. 43468 | 4 mins 16 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
American Maeve/Babe Didrickson (phonetic) tours Australia (mid 30's). Bill McWilliams trains young golfers (40's). Peter Thomson as teenager playing with dog on course, Melbourne (40's). Kel Nagle in Sydney and in Britain winning various tournaments (50's). WWII veterans with missing limbs playing. Beatrice Hayley and Diana Cross, young golfers (60's).
Access No. 122957 | 3 mins 28 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Making of golf clubs for export. American Sam Sneed in Melbourne with Cary Middlecoff for Canadian Cup. Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus (at Australian Open) in Australia. Young players.
Access No. 122958 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |