Earliest Golf Games

image_681x801_from_0,2713_to_2464,5612Today in history — April 16, 1895 — The Daily Bulletin makes the earliest mention of golf in a Hawaii newspaper:

“Golf has been introduced in Honolulu. It is played at Punahou near the college. This is a favorite Scottish summer game.”

Five months later, The Hawaiian Gazette suggests the land in the back of Oahu College (now Punahou School) as “an admirable place for golf links.”

On January 3, 1896, The Hawaiian Gazette reported that six people, including President Sanford B. Dole and Walter Dillingham, have formed a golf club, which planned to “[awaken] genuine golf enthusiasm on the islands” and increase the club’s membership.
Sources
“Local and General News”
The Daily bulletin., April 16, 1895, Page 5
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“Local Brevities”

The Hawaiian gazette., September 13, 1895, Page 5
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“Game of Golf”
The Hawaiian gazette, January 3, 1896, Image 1
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Queen Liliuokalani’s Mother-in-law Dies

This month in history — April 25, 1889 — Queen Liliuokalani’s mother-in-law, Mary Lambert Jones Dominis, died. She had a close relationship with her son, Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. Mrs. Dominis reportedly denigrated her non-Caucasian daughter-in-law, but, in her last years, appreciated Liliuokalani as a respectful wife to her son.

Read more about the owner of Washington Place (right image) in “Death of Mrs. Dominis.”

“Death of Mrs. Dominis: The Aged Mother of Ex-Governor Dominis Passes Away–Tokens of Respect”
Pacific commercial advertiser, April 26, 1889, Image 3
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Prince Kuhio’s Birthday

Today in history — March 26, 1911 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole celebrated his birthday at Colonel Sam Parker’s Pearl Harbor home. About fifty people, including government officials, attended this luau. Read more about it in “Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday.”

“Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday: Col. Sam Parker’s Home Scene of Merrymaking to Honor Kuhio”
Evening bulletin, March 27, 1911, Page 6
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The Judd Building

Judd Building in downtown Honolulu

Today in history — March 20, 1899 — The Judd Building opens in downtown Honolulu for a public reception. One year later, Alexander & Baldwin incorporated, and the building would become its main office. The building still houses businesses today. Read more about the opening in “Judd Building Reception.”

“Judd Building Reception: Opportunity for Seeing the Interior and Riding Skyward”
Evening bulletin., March 22, 1899, Image 3
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Princess Kaiulani’s Funeral

Today in history — March 12, 1899 — thousands of people visited Princess Kaiulani’s body in Kawaiahao Church to see her one last time. After the funeral service, a procession went from King Street to the Mausoleum, and 25,000 people watched the hearse surrounded by carriages pass by. Military men, clergies, pall bearers, kahili bearers, and torch bearers followed. In the Royal Mausoleum, Princess Kaiulani was laid to rest with her mother Princess Likelike.

Read more about it in “Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest.”

“Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest”
The Hawaiian star, March 13, 1899, Image 1
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Prince Albert Kunuiakea Died

Today in history — March 10, 1903 — Kamehameha III’s son, Prince Albert Kunuiakea, died in a house. His body was interred at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu with the Kamehameha family. Considered the heir presumptive, Kunuiakea served in the House of Representatives of Hawaii during the Provisional Government’s rule. Read more about it in “Prince Kunuiakea Joins the Majority.”

“Prince Kunuiakea Joins the Majority: Last of the Kamehameha Heirs to Hawaii’s Throne Will Be Buried Sunday in the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu”
The Hawaiian gazette, March 13, 1903, Page 2
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Princess Kaiulani’s Death

Today in history — March 6, 1899 — Princess Kaiulani died at age 23 in her Ainahau home. Sadness enclosed Hawaii. Many spoke of Kaiulani as gentle, generous, gracious, and unassuming. A stream of carriages visited her home, and family and friends mourned with her father Archibald Scott Cleghorn and brought flowers. Government building flags flew half-mast. Read more about it in “Day of Sorrow.”

“Day of Sorrow: All Grieved to Learn of Kaiulani’s Death”
Pacific commercial advertiser, March 7, 1899, Image 1
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