Amateur Golf Final: Jenkins (Troon) Beats Hezlett (Portrush) By 3 up and 2 to Play

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Details

Location

Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich

Year

1914

Source

British Film Institute

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

01min 07sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

Golfers seen competing in Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich.

The match was a close contest between two men of contrasting styles and statures. The winner,  JLC Jenkins, was the only Ordinary Member of Royal Troon Golf Club to have won the Amateur Championship. He was a small man, whilst his opponent, Hezlet, was tall and bulky. This newsreel shows both Hezlet and Jenkins putting on the same green. An expectant crowd of men and women spectators look on.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage Project  

 

Notes

This may be the earliest film of a (Northern) Irish golfer. Hezlet played for the Royal Portrush Golf Club. In 1920 he won the Irish Close title and in 1926 and 1929 he won the Irish Open Amateur title. He played thirteen international matches for Ireland between 1923 and 1931 and was Ireland's first player to win Walker Cup honours. In 1927 he also played for Ireland against South Africa and in 1952 captained a British team to Africa. He was Irish team captain ten times before 1932 and six times after 1948. From 1947 to 1953 he was a selector for Ireland. 

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage Project  

Shot List

0:00-0:10 Intertitle, Amateur Golf Final Jenkins (Troon) beats Hezlet (Portrush) by 3 up and 2 to play. 0:11-0:19 Man in golfing attire and high socks puts ball as small crowd of men women and children looks on from the edge of the green, missing his shot another golfer, dressed in light colored attire, approaches. 0:19-0:21 Golfer in light attire puts ball into hole. 0:21-0:35 Golfer in light colored attire retrieves ball from hole as other golfer walks away, pan to show crowd dispersing away from hole. 0:36-0:58 Crowd stands beyond the green and watches as a golfer in light attire puts ball into hole, golfer retrieves ball and walks towards camera as crowd dispurses, people cross in front of camera, woman in hat walks across shot close to camera. 0:58 Film ends.


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