A WITNESS OF GOLF HISTORY
The first great expansion of golf in Continental Europe is at the beginning of this century. At the same time, collecting postcard is going to be a great addiction.
Between 1900 and 1914, no home without a postcard album. Every village, every monument ... was pictured and edited on postcard.
Almost every golf course were featured on postcard. At that time, no golf magazine existed in France nor in any other Continental country. Then, the postcard is a wonderful testimony of the game.
Postcards are important witnesses to tell us matches played by the great french golfer Arnaud Massy (British Open Champion, in 1907) and British champs at the turn of the century.
After WW1, this passion will decrease untill his reviving in 1975. Then postcard collectors usually speak of "modern postcards".
Sometime, the intermediate period is called "semi-modern".
Nowadays collectors are mostly looking for pre WW1 postcard. But we have to say that the semi-moderns - if often less beautifull - are usually more scarce. Related to golf, all postcards worth beeing collected.