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That’s an old gofer…

A video has appeared on Youtube celebrating 400 years of the Blackheath Gofer (Goffer possibly, but Gofer?). I’m guessing, as the video seems to be full of old men hitting little white balls, that it is actually about Blackheath Golf Club. Anyway, it is a trailer for a 42 minute film to be released soon.

Here’s a game for you – watch the video and try to spot one non-white face… Go on, I dare you.

More on the dubious beginnings of the club here.

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Don’t Forget – Golfing on the Heath Today

Golf on Blackheath

Just a quick reminder – today from 8am to 5pm, the heath will be closed to allow a re-enactment of the 5-hole game of golf first played on Blackheath in the 1600s. There’s a little more info here.

There’s an area for free golf training for kids, Shepherd Neame will be setting up a refreshment tent, and we are assured of TV coverage, whatever that means!  The bugle is attending a wedding, so can’t make it, but will search the web for photos etc after the event – please let me know how it goes!

Photo from the Lewisham Heritage’s Public Gallery.

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Blackheath Closed – for golfing?

Golf on Blackheath

Now, the Bugle knows nothing about golf (apparently this doesn’t count), and it may or may not be a terrible way to ruin a good walk, however on Sunday 6th July, the heath will be closed to allow a re-enactment of the 5-hole game of golf first played on Blackheath in the 1600s. There’s a little more info here.

Although the site says that the council have agreed to “close the heath”, it also says that “the public are invited to enjoy this spectacular event on the heath”, and that Shepherd Neame will be setting up a refreshment tent.

Photo from the Lewisham Heritage’s Public Gallery.

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