London and Area Golf History February 10, 2017

The most interesting fact discovered so far is that there was a second nine built for the St. Thomas Public course that had a sand/oil mix for the green surfaces rather than grass. Usually sand/oil greens are only used in the harshest climates which southern Ontario hardly qualifies. The nine holes with sand greens were located on the present site of the Timken Plant. They were built in 1931 but abandoned in 1935 because few golfers were interested in playing them.

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