Bob Carswell has added a comment at a previous post entitled:
This is the comment; I’m posting it here to bring your attention to the discussion:
Bob Carswell comments:
To Eric et al,
These were posted a few weeks ago so I have been reading these entries only today and it has prompted me to make a general statement. What we all seem to miss on this one is that we all caddied in different years or decades so there had to be changes over time. Yes there was a section by the the pro shop where the caddies initially started from but eventually, they were relocated to an old rain shack that had been moved (or torn down and reassembled) from somewhere on the course to the area right beside the walk through from Bruton Road on the 9th hole.
My Irish great uncle Charlie Brown, a WWI tank Sergeant (eventually Chairman of the Mercantile Bank) and Ottawa born great aunt Lois Brown (nee McKinley) built the house that bordered the 8th hole about 1938 and lived out their lives there. He never drove a car after the war but commuted by train or taxi. The family home is still there and one of his 4 granddaughters from Guelph and her family still lives in it I believe. It was not uncommon to find golfers on the 8th hole walking around in their backyard looking for an overshot golf ball.
The Lefebvre brothers lived in the big house behind the hedge across from the caddy shack and you could see their backyard from the Cartierville paved school yard out behind the last section added (original 4 room school house had one addition while I was there and finally a second extension was added to provide an indoor gym downstairs.
Another question someone wanted an answer for….was the caddy master by the pro shop named RANKIN by chance?
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Discussion concerning Cartierville history
Eric Karbin has added several comments, including about George-Etienne Cartier, and about the origins of the Oka crisis, to the discussion about Cartierville history at a previous post. I mention this to bring your attention to the discussion thread, which you can access at:
Eric has also added a comment at:
The comment includes a reference to Canadian folk songs and the fabled Cartierville Boating Club.
A Sept. 18, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Golf reaching out to younger generation — but is it trying too hard? Bikinis, beats and beers: Stodgy sport tries to reinvent itself in face of changing consumer demand.”