Irish Amateur Open Championship (1955)

Details

Location

Newcastle, Royal County Down

Year

1955

Date

Length

08min 26sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

colour

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums NI, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Golfers compete in the prestigious tournament.

The Mourne mountains provide a majestic backdrop for this celebrated golf championship. The film reveals the singular facets of the course, the nestling greens and the beautiful turf. Competitors and spectators traipse from one hole to another. Interspersed are images of the golfers teeing-off and putting.

 

Notes

The Irish Open Amateur Championship, inaugurated in 1892, was regularly played at Royal County Down. The event was played in match play format before changing to strokeplay in 1958. In 1955 the title was won by Cork's J.F. Fitzgibbon. These colourful rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland.  This material captures Northern Ireland at an interesting time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

These colour rushes are courtesy of Tourism NI

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