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Way Back When in Santa Barbara & Mesa Memories

"WAY BACK WHEN" WEDNESDAY - 100 years ago this month

Embarrassing Incident on the Links

Here's one story that you won't hear a golfer bragging about back in the clubhouse. According to a story in a Santa Barbara newspaper in November 1919, "An unusual occurrence has been reported from the La Cumbre Country Club golf links. A beginner in the sport mistook a mushroom for his ball, and did not discover his mistake until five strokes afterward."

(Image: The La Cumbre Country Club, courtesy of the Santa Barbara Public Library's Edson Smith collection)

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL - If you like these "WAY BACK WEDNESDAY" posts, you are invited to come to my mini "Magical History Tour of Santa Barbara in 1919" at Chaucer's Bookstore in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. (The "Way Back When" posts are excerpts from my new book, "Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1919.")

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