Surprise Visitor to the South Shields Golf Club

Surprise Visitor to the South Shields Golf Club

On saturday a couple from Finland came to the Club and played our course. After finishing their round the gentleman came into the pro shop and spoke to Glyn and myself about the Club and its history. He was obviously very keen on the history of golf and I gave him a copy of our Centenary Booklet written in 1993 by our current captain Michael Byrne.
He gave me a copy of a book he has written and published. It is called Well over 500 and is a record of all the golf courses he has played in Scotland. His name is Bruno Taajamaa.
I googled the name and in Wikipedia he is listed as a Finnish physician and writer,  he is one of the only two Finnish members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and is the only one in the world playing all the Scottish golf courses (n. 600). He has published a book Well over 500. He has played around the world a total of more than 1,200 different golf courses others including all Belgian golf courses.
If anyone is interested in seeing his book, contact the office.

Bill Mair

 

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