A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

History: Keyport Golf Course, September 1930

Keyport Golf Course was situated on the grounds of the Masonic Temple in 1930
According to a six-column advertisement in the 19 September 1930 edition of The Matawan Journal, the Keyport Golf Course opened to a "record crowd of golfers" wanting to "play this popular game on this most popular course." The golf course, located on the grounds of the Masonic Temple in Keyport, opened at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

The popularity of golf in America expanded rapidly during the Roaring Twenties, growing from 267 clubs in 1910  to over 1,100 clubs in 1932, according to an article on the History of Golf in Wikipedia. This could explain Matawan and Keyport having golf courses in 1930. As far as I'm aware, they no longer exist. And what were they doing at night?? I'd be curious to hear from someone who knows about this.


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