Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Trove Tuesday: S. A. Women's Golf Championship

27 June 2016, yesterday at the time of writing this post, was the 108th anniversary of
the birth of my grandmother Kathleen Cudmore (1908-2013).

One of Kathleen's hobbies was golf. In 1934 she won the South Australian Women's Golf Championship.
New Woman Golf Champion (1934, August 9). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), , p. 35. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91064101


Ladies Golf Championship of S Australia 1934 won by Kathleen Ch de Crespigny
NEW WOMAN GOLF CHAMPION (1934, August 4). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35125311 (click on image to enlarge)
This newspaper clipping is from Kathleen's clipping book. The same photo appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser of 4 August 1934 on page 20 with the caption "LOSER PRESENTS CUP. Mrs. E. Britten Jones, as president of the South Australian Ladies' Golf Union, presented the women's championship cup to Mrs. G. de Crespigny, who defeated her in the final round at Kooyonga yesterday, 1 up. The championship ended with a most exciting round."
Chiefly Out of Doors (1934, April 19). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), , p. 37. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92355975
"ASSOCIATES from the Kooyonga and Royal Adelaide Golf Clubs held their annual competition for the Cudmore Challenge Cup at Seaton yesterday.Some of the competitors photographed daring the match. Left:—Mrs. G. de Crespigny driving off" from (1934, June 2). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35110345
The Advertiser TUESDAY. JUNE 19. 1934 (1934, June 19). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35114240
Front page news: Golf Finalists (1934, August 3). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), , p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128840974

The Adelaide Mail of 24 November 1934, page 6, reported on What Women Golfers Do in Summer.
Mrs. Geoffrey de Crespigny, State golf champion, combines a little golf on cooler days with tennis in the summer time. She finds golf quite pleasant when it is not too hot. Although the ground on most links is dry off the fairways, these are kept well watered.