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Well done to Mason Edwards for creating this railway poster promoting golf at Hoylake. Mason comments on his latest work (he also created this poster):
It is based on the 1950s style posters that the then British Railways used display at stations on the Wirral line.
The image shows the golf club more or less as it was in the 50s, and I hope conveys the atmosphere of the Open in the 30s to 50s. There were none of the hospitality facilities, and corporate shenanigans of the current championships. There were tents and simple wooden score boards, and no stands as far as I can remember. It was more of a stewards with ropes affair!
The main golfer is meant to look (I hope!) like Bobby Jones who won it in 1930 as an Amateur. In the same year he won the British Amateur followed by the Open at Hoylake, and later the American Open! An amazing feat at the age of 26 /27? Apparently he retired a year or so later at the age of 28.
The posters are available as A4 or A3 prints from Jo at the Seagrass Studio Gallery, 9a The Quadrant, Hoylake.