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A brief history of the Baguio Country Club 7
A I i St of the officers of the club, by years 15
A list of the members of the club 16
The constitution and by-laws of the club 17
The house rules of the club 25
Golf rules 27
Articles of incorporation of the Baguio Country Club Corporation 38
Bylaws of the Baguio Country Club Corporation 40
List of shareholders in the Baguio Country Club Corporation 42
A word about Baguio 43
ai Pricf l^iitovp of ttje Paguio Country Cluti
jHE Baguio Country Club was among the earliest proj-
ects for the development of the town which, it was
believed, would become the summer capital of the
Philippine Islands, possibly the permanent capital.
The early development of Baguio was very tedious
and slow; there were so many things to be done, so
many difficulties to be overcome, that it seemed impossible to get
any kind of start. The plans for the future improvement of
the town prepared by the great architect, Mr. D. H. Burnham,
of Chicago, made no provision for a country club, although he con-
sidei'ed the possibility of it and believed that golf links and proper
facilities for other forms of outdoor sport were highly desirable
adjuncts to such a resort.
In 1905 there came on a visit a Harvard graduate, Mr. D. D. L.
McGrew, who secured temporary employment in the Bureau of
Public Works and was assigned later as an assistant to the Con-
sulting Architect. He was detailed to assist in the plans for
laying out Baguio. Before he visited that place the possibility
of a country club was broached to him and he selected a suitable
ti-act of land, laid out golf links tentatively, chose a site for the club-
house and one for tennis courts, and busied himself so actively
in interesting Manila people in the establishment of the proposed
club that it was promptly organized with nineteen charter members
and the following officers: President, Governor-General Ide; vice-
president, Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood. An executive committee was
chosen, composed of the following members : Gov. Wm. F. Pack,
of Benguet; Dr. Wm. S. Mallory; Mr. H. P. Whitmarsh;
Mr. G. L. Guerdrum, and the Hon. W. Cameron Forbes, under
whose direction the first tentative beginnings of the establishment
of a country club were made. The task was by no means light,
and a country club at Baguio at that time was little short of an
Such a club is usually the result of a need felt by a number of
people having houses built and with other vested interests, who
have a good deal of time to spend in the region where the club is
to be, and who have sufficient money to make such an organization
go. None of these essential requirements were fulfilled in this
instance. There were then practically no private residences in
Baguio; the people interested in the club had no spare money, and
very few of them could spend much time in the hills. The result
was that subscriptions were made at first rather as patriotic efi^orts
to help out a. good cause than with the expectation that much
benefit would ensue to those who made them, and the number was
naturally extremely limited. In the spring of 1906, when the Com-
mission moved to Baguio, the Country Club was languishing for lack
of nearly everything which a club requires — money, management,
members, and opportunities for its use by people wishing to avail
CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM
themselves of club privileges. The slender resources of the treasury
were employed to the best possible advantage. Two tennis courts
were completed; croquet grounds were laid out; tennis and croquet
outfits and a few sets of golf sticks were purchased, and a start
was made at clearing a course for three holes of the golf links,
it being hoped that a nine-hole course would come later. Nobody,
however, completed the nine-hole course, although some Igorots
were employed and a rude beginning made at constructing the
greens, the ground between them being burned over, but otherwise
left in its primitive state.
A roughly built clubhouse of slabs, costing a few hundred pesos,
was hastily thrown up. It had neither doors nor windows other
than s}(ale screens. A Filipino boy was employed to serve refresh-
ments and to receive chits therefor. A small quantity of drinks,
mostly temperance, were provided, and the club began its active
life with a general opening "bee" to which everybody in Baguio
was invited. Soon after the arrival of the guests the grounds were
covered with parties playing tennis, golf, and croquet, and presented
all the appearance of country club grounds.
As there were no golf experts in Baguio, it was very difficult
to get a good course laid out, although, as has been said, three
holes were made available for use the first year. Small as were
the beginnings, crude as were the facilities, and simple as were
the details of the organization of the club, it seemed to fill a much-
needed want, and every afternoon parties of young people could be
seen arriving, tying their horses to the posts, and picnicking.
especially on Saturday, which was promptly made Country Club
Day. During this year thirteen new members were elected.
Toward the end of the year the sale of town lots in Baguio
began, and, in order to make permanent its position, the Baguio
Country Club applied for 100 acres of land. The Government set
aside, for club purposes, the tract desired, appraising it at a very
moderate value. It was then offered for sale at public auction,
in accordance with existing provisions of law relative to the sale
of public lands. No other bidder appearing, the Baguio Country
Club was able to purchase this beautiful tract of land for the sum
of 1*2,400. In orred to raise the money necessary, a corporation
was formed to purchase and own the land and to lease it to the
club. The Country Club Corporation was organized on the 20th
day of February, 1907, with Wm. F. Pack, president; H. P.
Whitmarsh, secretary-treasurer, and Wra. F. Pack, T. C. Kinney,
H. L. Higgins, W. E. Parsons, and W. Greene, as directors. The
corporation had a capital stock of f 10,000.
The Country Club was soon reorganized to meet the changed
conditions. Under the new arrangement the honorary president
of the club was the Hon. James F. Smith, Governor-General; the
honorary vice-president was Gen. Leonard Wood; the president was
Gov. Wm. F. Pack, of the Province of Benguet, and the vice-
president the Hon. Dean C. Worcester. The Hon. W. Cameron
Forbes, Mr. Warwick Greene, Mr. R. H. Wood, Mr. A. Sidney
Ashe, Lieut. E. R. Nicholson, of the Philippines Constabulary,
and Lieut. M. R. Hilgard, U. S. Army, commanding Camp John
TWO OF THE COTTAGES
THE SHOOTING TRAP
Hay, composed the executive committee. Committees on grounds
and entertainment were also appointed, and a number of new
features were developed. Saturday became fixed as Country Club
Day, and as many as a hundred people were sometimes to be seen
at the club lunching and taking part in the different forms of
In 1907 the Philippine Commission moved to Baguio on the 6th
day of March. Important measures were taken with a view to
making the club more permanent and creditable. Maj. Hugh J.
Gallagher, of the Army, a great golf enthusiast, very kindly
volunteered his services and spent several days in laying out a new
arrangement of the links. Later Messrs. Sidebottom, White, and
Mackay, of the British colony at Manila, came up and made still
further suggestions, which resulted in the present course. A gang
of fifty to sixty Igorots was kept continuously busy. In a few
weeks the sound of blasting began gradually to die away as very
numerous stumps and rocks were taken out, and little by little the
grounds were cleared and improved from end to end. Coincident
with the completion of the work on the grounds was the appearance
of groups of golf enthusiasts, who began to circle the links in a
The popularity of the club increased very largely dui'ing this
year, and seventeen new members were elected. The tennis courts
wore leveled and improved; a steam roller was brought up and
run over the golf grounds and greens; facilities for trap shooting-
were provided and that sport established. A number of new golf
sticks and balls were purchased and made available for members
of the club.
In the fall of 1907 it was still believed doubtful whether the
existing development of Baguio would justify the construction of
a real clubhouse. In that year the Hon. William H. Taft, then
Secretary of War, visited Baguio and spent a week at Topside,
on several days going to visit the Country Club, and several times
playing a round of golf to his great satisfaction. In December
a meeting was held in Manila at which a number of new members
were proposed and a committee volunteered personally to interview
people likely to wish to join, in order to see how many shares of
stock could be sold and what chance there was of creating enough
interest and raising enough money to justify the construction of a
clubhouse and to assure its permanent and proper maintenance
when once built.
Forty-one shares of stock were subscribed for, and forty new
members were assured, provided sufficient funds were raised for
the construction of a clubhouse. Later, the Hon. W. Cameron
Forbes offered to loan the club enough money to construct thi'ee
cottages costing 1*750 each. Each cottage was to have four rooms,
but no plumbing or heating facilities, the plan being to enable
members to bring their families to occupy these club cottages,
getting their meals at the club.
Baguio was fortunate in having Mr. W. M. Haube in charge
of its public improvements. He undertook the construction of the
clubhouse on plans prepared and donated by Mr. Wm. E. Parsons,
ABOVE THE SWIMMING POOL
VIEW FROM THE CLUB TERRACE
Consulting Architect to the Philippine Government. The erection
of the clubhouse was authorized in December, 1907, by a vote of
the executive committee. Construction was begun immediately, and
the structure was completed and ready for occupancy on the 1st
of April, 1908.
The new clubhouse had on the ground floor a spacious assembly
hall with a large fireplace and cozy chimney-corner seats; an
office for the club steward; a buffet; a locker and a bathroom for
men and one for women; a kitchen; a storeroom and a servant's
In the second story there were provided seven single sleeping-
rooms, one large double sleeping room, and a large dormitory
capable of accommodating twenty persons.
The second story was so constructed as to overhang the first
at the east end, making a large open-air dining room with roof
and ceiling, but without sides. This is a favorite place for 8erving
luncheons and dinners, as it commands a magnificent view of Gold
Creek Canyon and the mountains beyond.
A mess was now started at the club, and the golf course and
tennis courts were greatly improved, as were the grounds for trap
shooting, while a magautrap was purchased and duly installed.
The result exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the well-
wishers of the club. Some sixty new members were enrolled
during the year, while the club was used far more than ever before
and became the true social center of Baguio. An arrangement
was made by which Army officers temporarily at Baguio could
avail themselves of its privileges by purchasing- monthly tickets.
During the rainy season which followed, a terrific typhoon swept
over the Province of Benguet, doing enormous damage. For-
tunately the clubhouse was not injured, but numerous large trees
were blown down on the grounds, the greens on the golf course were
badly gullied, and in several places great quantities of sand and
rock were washed down on to the course.
Prior to the opening of the 1909 season the fallen trees were
removed, the greens rebuilt, and the course again cleared.
During this season the popularity of the club had continued
unabated. Two additional cottages were erected and a new base-
ball ground was prepared. During the 1910 season a new polo
field was opened and the club reached its maximum of usefulness.
Owing to its increased facilities and to the large number of persons
who visited Baguio, the clubhouse and cottages were full to over-
flowing, and the need of more cottages was most evident.
The fame of the golf course is such that players from Manila
not infrequently come to Baguio at the week's end in order to test
their skill in avoiding the numerous natural bunkers and hazards
and to try to lower the record of thirty-three, established for the
course during the 1908 season.
An especially interesting event was the coming to Baguio
of squads representing the two shooting clubs of Manila, known
as the "Tiro al Blanco" and the "Tiro de Pichon," to compete with
the Baguio Country Club squad in a trap-shooting match for a cup
ofl'ered by the Hon. W. Cameron Forbes, then Vice-Governor of the
BROOK GUARDING THIRD GREEN
Philippine Islands and Secretary of Commerce and Police, to whom
the Baguio Country Club really owes its existence.
Not only did Mr. Forbes originate the idea of establishing such
a club, but at critical times in the financial history of the organiza-
tion, when work needed to be done and sufficient funds were not
available, he has made free use of his private means to insure
its prompt performance. It is safe to say that neither the golf
course nor the cottages would exist to-day had it not been for his
Now, fortunately, the critical stage in the history of the club has
passed. With the steady growth of Baguio and the constant in-
crease in membership, the club is, and may be confidently expected
to continue, self-supporting; to grow steadily and to offer to its
members constantly increasing facilities for healthful outdoor
exercise at a place which possesses a climate so delightfully cool
that all forms of outdoor sports not involving the presence of ice or
snow may be indulged in with the greatest comfort and profit.
m^t of ©Uittv^, bp l^cars;
THE BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
Hon. Henry C. Ide, Governor-General, Philippine Islands
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
Hon. James F. Smith
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
Hon. Wm. F. Pack, Provincial Governor, Bcnguet
Hon. Dean C. Worcester, Secretary of the Interior
Lieut. Edward R. Nicholson
Hon. Dean C. Worcester
E. A. Eckman, Lieutenant-Governor
Conrad P. Hatheway
THE BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB CORPORATION
Hon. Newton W. Gilbert
DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION
Newlon W. Gilbert Charles H, Sleeper
John K. McDill Warwick Greene
Hon, Dean C. Worcester Capt. M. R. Hilgard
Mr. Conrad P. Hatheway Dr. John R. McDill
Mr. William M. Haube Mr. H. C. Page
Mr. R. H. Wood
Hisit of IBaguio Country Club jWemftersi
jBobcmfacr "I. 1910
Aitken, Thomas D.
A. F. Allen.
Allen, Henry T.
Aliern, Maj. George P.
Anderson, W. H.
Araneta, Hon. Gregorio.
Asay, E. G.
Barrows, Dr. David P.
Banriholtz. Gen. H. H.
Barrett, H. H.
Beardsley. .James W
Beattie, G. W.
Belden, H. A.
Bowditch, jr., Edward.
Branagan, Hon. Frank A.
Brent, Rt. Rev. Charles H.
Brias, Enrique *
Bruce, E. B.
Carpenter, Frank W.
Carson, Hon. Adam C.
Case, Major J. F.
Castelvf, E. de.
Clark, D. M.
Clark, R. N.
Clarke, ^y. H.
Cohn, Charles C.
Coltou, Col. George U.
Copeland, E. B. ^
Cootes, Capt. Harry X.
Cotterman, C, M
Crone, Frank L.
De Lis. A. Bertran.
Donnell, C. J.
Donovan, William H.
EHstwick. Maj P. G.
Eckman, Elmer A.
Elliott, Hon. Charles B.
Enright, .Tohn E.
Falconer, Dr. B. L.
Forbes, Henry S.
Forbes, Hon. W. Cameron.
Fox, H. T.
Freer. I'iiul C.
Gilbert, Hon. Newton \\'
Glenn, It. V.
(Joodalr. Tjooniis l'\
Graves, Chus n.
Greenwell, S. A.
Guerdrum, G. E.
Hagen, Chris O.
Harbord, Col. J. G.
Hartigan, Thomas L.
Hatheway, Conrad P.
Haube, William M.
Haussermann, .Tohn W.
Heiser, Dr. Victor G.
Helm, Frank P.
Higgins. Horace L.
Hilgard, M R.
Howland, Harry S.
Huiskamp, J. E
Ide, Hon. Henry C.
.Jenkins, Chas. M.
Kenny, W. J.
Kincaid, W. A.
Laffin, Richard T.
Leech, John S.
Legarda, Hon. Benito.
Loewenstein. Maurice F.
Luzuriaga, Hon. .Jose K.
Mackay, John A.
ilaclend. AV. S.
Magee. Charles H.
Mallory, Dr. William J.
:\kCoy, Col. H. B.
McCullough, E. C.
IMcDill, Dr. John R.
McDonnell, Percy G.
:\lcGrew, D. D. L.
:Melian, .John C.
-Merciianl. Dr. T. 1'.
Mnir, P. M.
Morgans, H. K.
Musgrave, AV. E.
Xiihnlson. B. R.
Xoble, Maj. Robert U.
Olson, (\ W.
O'Reilly. G. A.
Oi't igas, ]''"rancisco.
Pack, Guv. William F.
Page, II. C.
I'alma, Hon. Uafael
rarsnns, W. 10.
J'ci-shing, Gen. John .1.
Poland. W. B.
Preusser, Chas. I-^.
Pritchet, Charles M.
Quezon, Hon. ?*Ianuel L.
Reis. Julius S.
Rivers. Col. W. C.
Ross, Harry S.
Roxas, Felix M.
Shearer. Robert M.
Shields. E. G.
Shuster. Hon. W. Morgan.
Sidebottom. J. X.
Sleeper, Capt Charles H.
Smith. Delmar W.
Smith, Hon. James F.
Smith, Dr. J. W.
Stafford, Dr. li. Eugene.
Stephen, A. G.
Stevenson. W. G.
Strong, Richard P.
Sumulong, Hon. Juan.
Swift. Charles M.
Tewksbury, George W.
Thomas. David M.
Trent. Hon. Grant.
Inderwood, J. M.
Webb. W. B.
Weber. G. E.
Welch. Thomas Cary
West, R. I-C.
White, E. E.
White. Frank R.
White. Col. John R.
AVhitmarsh. H. Phelps
Wightman, M. S.
Wilson. J. R.
Wolfe, George X.
Wolfson, Jos, X.
Wood, Maj. OiMi. I-,eonard
Wood, R. H.
Worcester. Hon. Dean C.
Wright, Frederick C.
Yriiirte, M. dc
Zinn. A O.
Constitution anb Pp=l.atD£(, Jiaguio Country Club
NAME AND OBJECT.
Section 1. The name of this club shall be "The Baguio Country
Sec. 2. The object of this club shall be to promote social inter-
course among its members and to give opportunity for outdoor
recreation and sports to residents of Baguio and to persons who
may visit that place.
Section 1. The officers of the club shall be an honorary' pres-
ident, who shall be the Governor-General of the Philippine Is-
lands; an honorary vice-president, who shall be the commanding
general of the Philippines Division; a president; a vice-president,
and a secretary-treasurer, who shall be elected as hereinafter
Sec. 2. The elective officers of the club shall be chosen at the
annual meeting of the club by a majority of the members present.
They shall hold office for the term of one year, or until their suc-
cessors are elected.
THE FOURTH GREEN
Sec. :i. In case of the death, resignation, or disability of any
elective officer, the executive committee shall elect a member to fill
the vacancy for the unexpired portion of his term of office.
Section 1. The president shall preside at all meetings of the
club and at all meetings of the executive committee; shall see that
the by-laws of the club and such rules and regulations as may be
adopted by the executive committee are enforced; shall call meet-
ings of the club and of the executive committee a.s hereinafter
provided; and shall exercise general supervision over all the affairs
of the club.
Sec. 2. The president shall, together with the secretary-treas-
urer, sign all contracts duly approved by the executive committee.
Section 1. In the absence of the president, the vice-president
shall perform his duties. In the absence of both the president and
the vice-president, a quorum of the executive committee may elect
one of its members to act as president during such absence.
Section 1. The secretary-treasurer shall give due notice of all
meetings of the club and of all meetings of the executive com-
mittee, as hereinafter provided; shall conduct the correspondence
of the club; shall keep a record of the proceedings of the club;
shall keep a record of the proceedings of the executive committee;
and shall have general charge of the records, books, and accounts
of the club.
Sec. 2. The secretary-treasurer shall receive all moneys belong-
ing to the club; he shall promptly turn over to the secretary-treas-
urer of the corporation such moneys as may be due and payable to
.that officer; all other moneys shall be deposited in the name of the
club with the bank or banks to be designated by the executive
committee. Unless otherwise instructed by the directors of the
corporation, he shall pay all bills on certification of their cor-
rectness by the chairman of the committee under whose authoi'ity
the expenditure was made. His disbursements shall be made by
checks or orders signed by him. He shall submit a statement of
his accounts with proper vouchers at each monthly meeting of the
executive committee and whenever requested to do so by the
executive committee. He shall notify all persons elected to mem-
bership of their election. Together with the president, he shall
sign all contracts approved by the executive committee.
Sec. 3. The secretary-treasurer is hereby authorized to incur
expenses not exceeding the total amount of fifty pesos on behalf of
the club. Every contract involving the expenditure of more than
fifty pesos shall be subject to the approval of the executive com-
THE FIFTH GREEN
THROUGH THE GREEN, FIFTH HOLE
Sec. 4. On February first of each year the secretary-treasui-er
shall render to the members of the club and to the directors of the
corporation a report upon the financial operations of the club
during the previous year.
Sec. 5. The secretary-treasui-er shall send by mail to each
member of the club a written or printed notice stating the date and
hour of each regular meeting and of any special meeting, mailing
such notice a reasonable time before the date of the meeting. He
shall also post a copy of such notice in the clubhouse.
Section 1. There shall be an executive committee composed of
seven members, who shall be elected at the annual meeting of the
club. The president and the secretary-treasurer shall be ex officio
members of this committee, and one of the remaining members
shall be an officer of the United States Army stationed at Baguio.
Sec. 2. The executive committee shall meet on the second Tues-
day of each month at Baguio during the time the Philippine Com-
mission is at that place. Special meetings may be called by the
president and shall be called by him upon the written request of
any two members of the executive committee. Three members
.shall constitute a quorum.
Sec. 3. The executive committee may make such rules and
regulations, not inconsistent with the constitution and by-laws, as
it may deem necessary.
Sec. 4. The executive committee is hereby empowered to appoint
such committees as it may consider necessary for the proper con-
duct of the affairs of the club, and to prescribe their duties.
Sec. 5. The executive committee is hereby empowered to fill,
for the unexpired portion of the term, any vacancy that may occur
in that body.
Sec. 6. The executive committee may elect members, or may
delegate their power of election to a special committee to be ap-
pointed by them for that pui-pose.
Section 1. All men above the age of eighteen years, who are of
good character, shall be eligible to membership in the club.
Sec. 2. In any case of election of a member, either by the
executive committee or by a special committee appointed by them
for the purpose of conducting elections, two or more black balls
shall defeat a candidate for election.
Sec. 3. No person shall be eligible for election to the club unless
he is nominated and seconded by two members of the club, or
unless the secretary-treasurer has received at least three letters
in his favor from members of the club.
Sec. 4. Ladies and children who are members of the immediate
families of the members of the club shall be entitled to the priv-
ileges of the club.
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GUESTS AND VISITORS.
Section 1. Any member of the club may invite a person who is
a resident of Baguio, or who is temporarily present there, to come
to the club as his guest: Provided, That no resident of Baguio shall
be invited to the club more than once during any month by any
Sec. 2. Any member desiring to secure the privileges of the club
for a guest during any season for a period of more than two weeks
shall propose the name of such pei-son to the secretary-treasurer
of the club as a visitor and, if approved by the secretary-treasurer,
such person shall be admitted to the privileges of the club for a
period of not exceeding three months. Each such visitor shall pay
monthly in advance a fee of ten pesos for each month or portion
thereof during which he takes advantage of the privileges of the
DUES AND indebtedness OF MEMBERS.
Section 1. The entrance fee for members shall be fifty pesos:
f'rorided, That officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of
the United States, stationed at or visiting Baguio, shall pay no
Sec. 2. Each member present in the Philippine Islands shall
pay an annual fee of ten pesos. Each member visiting Baguio
shall pay <i monthly fee of ten pesos for each month or part of a
month spent there: Pi'imidcd. That any member who makes two or
more short visits to Bag'uio may, after paying dues for one month
or part thereof during' any >ear, on application to the executive
committee, be relieved from the payment of additional monthly
dues for short visits the total length of which is less than three
weeks: And provided further, That the total of annual dues and
monthly dues of each year for members residing at Baguio shall
be forty pesos.
Sec. 3. Entrance fees shall be payable upon receipt by can-
didates of notices of election. Annual dues for the calendar year
shall be payable on or before the first day of July. Monthly dues
shall be payable on arrival at Baguio. In the case of members
residing at Baguio, annual and monthly dues shall be payable as
follows: Twenty pesos on July first and twenty pesos on January
Sec. 4. If any fees or other indebtedness of any member remain
unpaid for a period of two weeks after the last day of the month
in which the same were incurred or became payable, the secretary-
treasurer shall notify him that unless said fees or indebtedness are
paid within two weeks thereafter his name will be posted as a
delinquent. The secretary-treasurer shall promptly report his
action in each such case to the executive committee, and unless the
delinquent member shall pay such fee or indebtedness within one
month after his name is posted the executive committee may, by
majority vote, deprive him of his membership in the club. No
member who is one month in arrears for any fee or indebtedness
shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges of the club.
DOG MARKET, BAGUIO
Sec. 5. Members introducing guests or visitors shall be respon-
sible for any indebtedness to the club that they incur, in the event
of the nonpayment by them.
Section 1. All resignations must be presented in virriting to the
secretary-treasurer of the club and may be accepted by a majority
vote of the executive committee: Provided, That no resignation
shall be accepted from any member whose club dues are in arrears.
SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION.
Section 1. Any member may be suspended or expelled by a
three-fourths vote of the executive committee; but any person so
expelled may appeal to a general meeting of the members of the
club for reinstatement and may be reinstated by a majority vote of
the members present at such meeting.
meetings and elections.
Section 1. There shall be an annual meeting of the club, at the
clubhouse, on the second Saturday of April of each year.
Sec. 2. The order of business at the annual meeting shall be —
1. Reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting and of any
subsequent meetings ;
2. Reports of officers;
3. Unfinished business;
4. New business;
5. Election of officers;
Sec. 3. Upon the request of ten members of the club, or upon
the request of the executive committee, the president shall call a
special meeting of the club.
Sec. 4. Ten members of the club in good standing shall con-
stitute a quorum.
Section 1. Subject to the approval of the directors of the cor-
poration, this constitution and by-laws may be amended at any
meeting of the club by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.
Notice of amendment shall be sent by mail to each member of the
club by the secretary-treasurer at lea.st ten days before the meeting
at which it is proposed to consider it.
Note. — The directors of the corporation reserve the right to
repeal or amend any or all of the provisions of the constitution and
1. The clubhouse shall be open, during the Baguio season
(March, April, and May), from 5 a. m. until midnight only, except
on special occasions, when the house committee may authorize it
to be kept open later; and at such other periods, from time to time,
as may be designated by the house committee. No game shall be
allowed to commence, nor shall refreshments be served, after mid-
night, unless authorized by the house committee, as above provided.
2. No member, visitor, or guest shall give any money or gratuity
to any servant of the club under any pretext whatever.
3. No servant of the club shall be reprimanded or in any way
punished by any member, visitor, or guest. In the event of any
fault being found with servants, it should be reported to the
steward or to a member of the house committee.
4. Any member, visitor, or guest having reason to complain of
the attendance, or of the quality of the refreshments served, shall
make his complaint to the house committee.
5. No wines or liquors shall be brought into the club for con-
sumption, without permission from a member of the house com-
6. The price of meals, drinks, etc., and all other similar charges
shall be regulated from time to time by the house committee, and a
list of the same shall be posted in the clubhouse.
7. No dogs shall be allowed to be brought into the clubhouse.
8. Accounts of members and visitors shall be made up and
presented at the end of each month and should be paid promptly
upon receipt of notice to the secretary-treasurer of the club, at
9. Members or visitors wishing to give private parties in the
club must notify the club steward at least one day in advance.
10. Any member or visitor may invite two guests not belonging
to the club to dinner or other meals in the public dining room.
Such guests may have the use of the other public rooms and may
take part in any game in company with a member of the club.
11. Members bringing guests or visitors to the club must enter
their names and addresses in the visitor's book.
12. No game prohibited by law shall be allowed on the club
premises. The executive committee are empowered to interfere
and deal with any case of high play.
13. Books, magazines, and newspapers shall not be removed from
the club without permission of the house committee and after a
receipt for them has been signed in a book which shall be provided
for the purpose.
14. Any member, visitor, or guest breaking or damaging any
property of the club shall pay the value of such article or articles.
The value of any property broken or damaged shall be fixed by the
15. A suggestion book shall be kept in the clubhouse wherein
members may enter recommendations for the improvement of the
service or grounds of the club.
16. Private lockers for clothing, golf clubs, etc., will be provided
in the clubhouse at a monthly rental of one peso each.
17. A complete list of the members of the club, showing the
dates when elected, shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the
18. The clubhouse is not a hotel, and the club will not be respon-
sible for valuables lost or stolen on the premises.
19. Accommodations, such as lodging, board, transportation, etc.,
shall be furnished in the following order:
(a) To members of the club who are members of the corporation.
(6) To members of the club.
(c) To visitors.
(d) To guests.
20. (a) Accommodations may be engaged in advance and re-
served for the season or a portion of the season. Applications
therefor should be made to the secretary-treasurer, and reserva-
tions will be made by him in the order heretofore mentioned and
according to priority of date of receipt of applications.
(6) Members will be liable for the full amount of the rental of
the accommodations they have reserved upon the date such reserva-
tion begins, unless at least one week's notice of the cancellation of
the request for such accommodations shall have been given.
(c) The upstairs rooms and dormitory of the clubhouse are for
the use of men only, while the cottages are available for persons
having club privileges, with their families.
(d) Tables, or places at tables, may be reserved by residents at
the club, and shall not be occupied by others, except with permis-
sion of those having such reservations.
The rules of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
(which follow) shall be the rules of the game of golf in the club,
supplemented by the following local rules of play, which may be
modified from time to time by the Grounds Committee:
LOCAL GOLF RULES
1. The club steward shall be caddie master, and shall call cad-
dies (who will be numbered) in numerical order as required by
members. Members shall in no case select their own caddies, nor
shall they employ private caddies when club caddies are available.
Before starting to play, each member shall sign for one or more
caddie tickets on the special form provided for the purpose and
shall hand his clubs to the caddie whose number corresponds to
the number on the caddie ticket.
2. At the conclusion of play, players may require their caddies
to clean their clubs.
3. Players should dismiss their caddies as promptly as possible
by handing them one caddie ticket for each round or part of round
4. Caddies shall be paid by ticket only. Under no ci^'cuinstances
shall they be paid iit cash.
5. Caddie tickets shall be redeemed by the club steward, who
will be supplied with money for the purpose by the secretai'y-
6. Members should notify the caddie master of any unsatis-
factory service on the part of caddies.
7. The caddie fee shall be ten centavos per round or part of
8. A stock of clubs, balls, etc., as complete as practicable, shall
be kept in the clubhouse, to be disposed of to members by the club
steward, at prices to be fixed by the Grounds Committee, or rented
at rates to be fixed by the committee.
9. Golf balls found on the links by caddies or groundsmen shall
be given up to the club steward and become the property of the
club, to be sold to members at a fair valuation, to be determined by
the Grounds Committee.
10. Golf balls must not be bought or accepted from caddies:
Provided, hoivever, That a ball lost by a caddie and afterwards
found by him may be returned to its owner.
11. Horses shall not be ridden or driven over any of the putting
greens, nor "through the green" except on roads or bridle paths
which can readily be distinguished as such.
12. Players should walk at a brisk pace between strokes when
necessary to prevent delay to other players following.
13. Members wishing to obtain a handicap must return two cards
showing their gross scores.
14. A ball lying in the gully between the third tee and third hole
may be lifted and dropped, not nearer the hole, under penalty of
15. A ball lying in an artificial drain may be lifted and dropped,
not nearer the hole, without penalty.
16. A ball lying near rocks, tree trunks, or fallen timber may
be lifted and dropped, not nearer the hole, under penalty of one
17. A ball lying under a bank on putting green may be placed
half a club's length from the bank without penalty.
18. A ball lying on a putting green may be lifted for the pur-
pose of cleaning it, and replaced without penalty.
19. Until further notice, the Bogey score for the course will be
Hole No. 1 3
Hole No. 2 3
Hole No. 3 3
Hole No. 4 -- 4
Hole No. 5 4
Hole No. 6 .- 5
Hole No. 7 3
Hole No. 8 3
Hole No. 9 5
RULES OF GOLF
(As approved liy tlic Royal and Ancient Golf Chib of St. Andrews, September, 1902,
araeii'lcd Septeiiitier, 1904.)
1. Definitions. — (a) The game of golf is played by two sides,
each playing its own ball. A side consists either of one or of
two players. If one player play against another, the match
is called "a single." If two play against two, it is called "a four-
some." One player may play against two playing one ball between
them, when the match is called a "threesome." Matches con-
stituted as above shall have precedence of and be entitled to pass
any other kind of match.
(6) The game consists of each side playing a ball from a
teeing-ground into a hole by successive strokes, and the hole is
won by the side which holes its ball in fewer strokes than the
opposite side, except as otherwise provided for in the rules. If
the sides hole out in the same number of strokes, the hole is
(c) The teeing-ground is the starting point for a hole and
shall be indicated by two marks placed in a line, as nearly as
possible at right angles to the course.
The hole shall be four and one-fourth inches in diameter, and
at least four inches deep.
(d) The "putting green" is all ground within twenty yards of
the hole, except hazards.
(e) A "hazard" is any bunker, water (except casual water),
sand, path, road, railway, whin, bush, rushes, rabbit scrape, fence,
or ditch. Sand blown on to the grass, or sprinkled on the course
for its preservation, bare patches, sheep tracks, snow, and ice are
not hazards. Permanent grass within a hazard is not part of the
(/) "Through the green" is any part of the course except
"hazards'" and the putting green which is being played to.
(g) "Out of bounds" is any place outside the defined or rec-
ognized boundaries of the course.
(h) "Casual water" is any temporary accumulation of water
(whether caused by rainfall or otherwise) which is not one of the
ordinary and recognized hazards of the course.
(0 A ball is in play as soon as the player has made a stroke at
the teeing-ground in each hole, and remains in play until holed
out, except when lifted in accordance with the rules.
(j) A ball has "moved" only if it leave its original position in
the least degree, and stop in another; but if it merely oscillate,
without finally leaving its original position, it has not "moved."
(/,•) A ball is "lost" if it be not found within five minutes
after the search for it is begun.
(/) A "match" consists of one round of the links, unless it be
A "match" is won by the side which is leading by a number of
holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.
If each side win the same number of holes, the match is halved.
(m) A "stroke" is any movement of the ball caused by the
player, except as provided for in rule 3, or any downward move-
ment of the club made with the intention of striking the ball.
(n) A "penalty stroke" is a stroke added to the score of the
side under certain rules, and does not affect the rotation of play.
(o) The "honor" is the privilege of playing first from a teeing-
(p) A player has "addressed the ball" when he has taken up
his position and grounded his club, or if in a hazard, when he has
taken up his position preparatory to striking the ball.
(q) The reckoning of strokes is kept by the terms — "the odd,"
"two more," "three more," etc., and "one off three," "one off two,"
"the like." The reckoning of holes is kept by the terms — so many
"holes up," or "all even," and so many "to play."
2. A match begins by each side playing a ball from the first
The player who shall play first on each side shall be named
by his own side.
The option of taking the honor at the first teeing-ground shall
be decided, if necessary, by lot.
A ball played from in front of, or outside of, or more than two
club lengths behind the marks indicating the teeing-ground, or
played by a player when his opponent should have had the honor,
may be at once recalled by the opposite side, and may be re-teed
The side which wins a hole shall have the honor at the next
teeing-ground. If a hole has been halved, the side which had
the honor at the previous teeing-ground shall retain the honor.
On beginning a new match the winner of the long match in the
previous round shall have the honor, or if the previous match
was halved, the side which last won a hole shall have the honor.
3. If the ball fall or be knocked off the tee in addressing it, no
penalty shall be incurred, and it may be replaced, and if struck
when moving no penalty shall be incurred.
4. In a threesome or foursome the pai-tners shall strike off
alternately from the teeing-grounds, and shall strike alternately
during the play of the hole.
If a player play when his partner should have done so, his
side shall lose the hole.
5. When the balls are in play, the ball further from the hole
which the players are approaching shall be played first, except as
otherwise provided for in the rules. If a player play when his
opponent should have done so, the opponent may at once recall the
stroke. A ball so recalled shall be dropped in the manner pre-
scribed in rule 15 as near as possible to the place where it lay,
6. The ball must be fairly struck at, not pushed, scraped, nor
spooned, under penalty of the loss of the hole.
7. A ball must be played wherever it lies or the hole be given
up, except as otherwise provided for in the rules.
8. Unless with the opponent's consent, a ball in play shall not
be moved nor touched before the hole is played out, under penalty
of one stroke, except as otherwise provided for in the rules. But
the player may touch his ball with his club in the act of addressing-
it, provided he does not move it, without penalty.
If the player's ball move the opponent's ball through the green,
the opponent, if he choose, may drop a ball (without penalty) as
near as possible to the place where it lay, but this must be done
before another stroke is played.
9. In playing through the green any loose impediment (not being
in or touching a hazard) which is within a club length of the ball
may be removed. If the player's ball move after any such loose
impediment has been touched by the player, his partner, or either
of their caddies, the penalty shall be one stroke. If any loose im-
pediment (not being on the putting-green) which is more than a
club length from the ball be removed, the penalty shall be the loss
of the hole.
10. Any vessel, wheelbarrow, tool, roller, grass cutter, box, or
similar obstruction may be removed. If a ball be moved in so
doing, it may be replaced without penalty. A ball lying on or
touching such obstruction, or on clothes, nets, or ground under
repair or covered up or opened for the purpose of the upkeep of the
links, may be lifted and dropped without penalty, as near as pos-
sible to the place where it lay. but not nearer the hole. A ball
lifted in a hazard, under such circumstances, shall be dropped in
A ball lying in a golf hole, or flag hole, or in a hole made by the
"green" keeper, may be lifted and dropped without penalty as near
as possible to the pl?ice where it lay, but not nearer the hole.
11. Before striking at a ball in play, the player shall not move
bend, nor break anything fixed or growing near the ball, except in
the act of placing his feet on the ground for the purpose of ad-
dressing the ball, in soling his club to address the ball, and in his
upward or downward swing, under penalty of the loss of the hole,
except as otherwise provided for in the rules.
12. When a ball lies in or touches a hazard, nothing shall be
done to improve its lie; the club shall not touch the ground, nor
shall anything be touched or moved before the player strikes at the
ball, subject to the following exceptions: (1) The player may place
his feet firmly on the ground for the purpose of addressing the
ball; (2) in addressing the ball, or in the upward or downward
swing, any grass, bent, whin, or other growing substance, or the
side of a bunker, wall, paling, or other immovable obstacle may be
touched; (3) steps or planks placed in a hazard by the Green
Committee for access to or egress from such hazard may be
removed, and if a ball be moved in so doing it may be replaced
without penalty; (4) any loose impediments may be removed from
the putting-green; (5) the player shall be entitled to find his ball
as provided for by rule 31. The penalty for a breach of this rule
shall be the loss of the hole.
13. A player or caddie shall not press down nor remove any
irregularities of surface near a ball in play. Dung, worm casts,
or molehills may be removed (but not pressed down) without
penalty. The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be the loss of
14. (a) If a ball lie or be lost in water or in casual water in a
hazard, a ball may be dropped in or as far behind the hazard as the
player may please, under penalty of one stroke; but if it be impos-
sible for want of space in which to play, or from any other cause,
to drop the ball behind a hazard, the player may drop a ball at the
side of the hazard as near as possible to where the ball lay, but not
nearer to the hole, under penalty of one stroke.
(b) If a ball lie or be lost in casual water through the green or
if casual water through the green interferes with the player's
stance, the player may drop a ball, without penalty, within two
club lengths from the margin directly behind the place where the
ball lay, or from the margin nearest to the place where the ball lay
but not nearer to the hole. If the ball when dropped roll into the
water, or rest so that the water interferes with the player's stance,
it may be re-dropped, without penalty, as near to the margin as
the nature of the ground permits, but not nearer to the hole.
(c) In dropping a ball behind the spot from which the ball was
lifted, the player shall keep that spot, or in the case of water, the
spot at which the ball entered, in a line between himself and the
Wherever it is impossible to drop a ball as prescribed in sections
(a) and (6), it shall be dropped as near as possible to the place
where it lay, but not nearer to the hole.
(d) If a ball lie in casual water on a putting-green, a ball may
be placed by hand behind the water without penalty.
The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be the loss of the
15. A ball shall be dropped in the following manner: The player
himself shall drop it. He shall face the hole, stand erect and drop
the ball behind him from his head.
If the ball when dropped touch the player he shall incur no
penalty, and if it roll into a hazard it may be re-dropped without
The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be the loss of the
16. When the balls He within six inches of each other on a
putting-green, or within a club-length of each other through the
green or in a hazard (the distance to be measured from their
nearest points) , the ball nearer the hole may, at the option of either
the player or the opponent, be lifted until the other is played, and
shall then be replaced as near as possible to the place where it lay.
If the ball further from the hole be moved in so doing, or in measur-
ing the distance, it shall be replaced without penalty. If the lie
of the lifted ball be altered by the player in playing, the ball may
be placed in a lie as nearly as possible similar to that from which
it was lifted, but not nearer the hole.
17. Any loose impediments may be removed from the putting-
green, irrespective of the position of the player's ball. The op-
ponent's ball may not be moved except as provided for by the im-
mediately preceding rule. If the player's ball move after any loose
impediment lying within six inches of it has been touched by the
player, his partner, or either of their caddies, the penalty shall be
18. When the ball is on the putting-green the player or his
caddie may remove (but not press down) sand, earth, dung, worm-
casts, molehills, snow, or ice lying around the hole or in the line of
his putt. This shall be done by brushing lightly with the hand
only across the putt and not along it. Dung may be removed by a
club, but the club must not be laid with more than its own weight
upon the ground. The line of the putt must not be touched, except
with the club immediately in front of the ball, in the act of ad-
dressing it, or as above authorized. The penalty for a breach of
this rule is the loss of the hole.
19. When the ball is on the putting green, no mark shall be
placed, nor line drawn as a guide. The line of the putt may be
pointed out by the player's caddie, his partner, or his partner's
caddie, but the persons doing so must not touch the ground.
The player's caddie, his partner, or his partner's caddie, may
stand at the hole, but no player nor caddie shall endeavor, by
moving or otherwise, to influence the action of the wind upon the
The penalty for a breach of this rule is the loss of the hole.
20. When on the putting green, a player shall not play until the
opponent's ball is at rest, under penalty of one stroke.
21. Either side is entitled to have the flag-stick removed when
approaching the hole, but if a player's ball strike the flag-stick
which has been so removed by himself, or his partner, or either of
their caddies, his side shall lose the hole. If the ball rest against
the flag-stick when in the hole, the player shall be entitled to
remove the stick, and if the ball fall in, it shall be deemed as having
been holed out at the last stroke. If the player's ball knock in the
opponent's ball, the latter shall be deemed as having been holed
out at the last stroke. If the player's ball move the opponent's
ball, the opponent, if he choose, may replace it, but this must be
done before another stroke is played. If the player's ball stop on
the spot formerly occupied by the opponent's bail, and the op-
ponent declare his intention to replace, the player shall first play
another stroke, after which the opponent shall replace and play his
ball. If the opponent's ball lie on the edge of the hole, the player,
after holing out, may knock it away, claiming the hole if holing at
the like, and the half if holing at the odd, provided that the player's
ball does not strike the opponent's ball and set it in motion. If
after the player's ball is in the hole, the player neglect to knock
away the opponent's ball, and it fall in also, the opponent shall be
deemed to have holed out at this last stroke.
22. If a ball in motio)i be stopped or deflected by any agency
outside the match, or by the forecaddie, the ball must be played
from where it lies, and the occurrence submitted to as h "rub of the
green." If a ball lodge in anything moving, a ball shall be dropped
as near as possible to the place where the object was when the ball
lodged in it, without penalty. If a ball at rest be displaced by any
agency outside the match, excepting wind, the player shall drop
a ball as near as possible to the place where it lay, without penalty.
On the putting-green the ball shall be replaced by hand, without
23. If the player's ball strike, or be moved by an opponent or an
opponent's caddie or clubs, the opponent shall lose the hole.
24. When a player has holed out and his opponent has been left
with a putt for the half, nothing that the player can do shall
deprive him of the half which he has already gained.
25. If the player's ball strike, or be stopped by himself or his
partner, or either of their caddies or clubs, his side shall lose the
26. If the player, when not intending to make a stroke, or his
partner, or either of their caddies, move his or their ball, or by
touching anything cause it to move, when it is in play, the penalty
shall be one stroke. If a ball in play move, after the player has
grounded his club in the act of addressing it, or, when in a hazard,
if he has taken up his stand to play it, he shall be deemed to have
caused it to move, and the movement shall be counted as his
27. Except from the tee a player shall not play while his ball
is moving under penalty of the loss of the hole. If the ball only
begin to move while the player is making his upward or downward
swing, he shall incur no penalty for playing while it is moving,
but is not exempted from the penalty stroke which he may have
incurred under rules 9, 17, or 26, and in a foursome a stroke lost
under rule 26 shall not, in these circumstances, be counted as the
stroke of the player so as to render him liable for having played
when his partner should have done so.
28. If the player, when making a stroke, strike the ball twice.
the penalty shall be one stroke, and he shall incur no further
penalty by reason of his having played while his ball was moving.
29. If a player play the opponent's ball, his side shall lose the
hole, unless (1) the opponent then play the player's ball, whereby
the penalty is canceled, and the hole must be played out with the
balls thus exchanged; or (2) the mistake occur through wrong
information given by the opponent or his caddie, in which case
there shall be no penalty, but the mistake, if discovered before the
opponent has played, must be rectified by placing a ball as near as
possible to the place where the opponent's ball lay.
If a player play a stroke with the ball of a party not engaged in
the match, and the mistake be discovered and intimated to his
opponent before his opponent has played his next stroke, there shall
be no penalty, but if the mistake be not discovered and so intimated
until after the opponent has played his next stroke, the player's
side shall lose the hole.
30. If a ball be lost, except as otherwise provided for in the
rules, the player's side shall lose the hole; but if both balls be lost,
the hole shall be considered halved.
31. If a ball lie in fog, bent, whins, long grass, or the like, only
so much thereof shall be touched as will enable the player to find
his ball, but if a ball lie in sand, the sand shall not be touched.
The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be the loss of the hole.
32. If a ball be played out of bounds, a ball shall be dropped at
the spot from which the stroke was played, under penalty of loss of
the distance. A ball played out of bounds need not be found.
If it be doubtful whether a ball has been played out of bounds
another may be dropped and played, but if it be discovered that the
first ball is not out of bounds, it shall continue in play without
A player may stand out of bounds to play a ball lying within
33. A player shall not ask for advice from anyone except his
own caddie, his partner, or his partner's caddie, nor shall he
willingly be otherwise advised in any way whatever, under penalty
of the loss of the hole.
34. If a ball split ir.to separate pieces, another ball may be put
down where the largest portion lies, or if two pieces are ap-
parently of equal size it may be put where either piece lies, at
the option of the player. If a ball crack or become unfit for play,
the player may change it, on intimating to his opponent his in-
tention to do so. Mud adhering to a ball shall not be considered
as making it unfit for play.
3.5. Where no penalty for the breach of a rule is stated, the
penalty shall be the loss of the hole.
36. If a dispute arise on any point, the players have the right
of determining the party or parties to whom it shall be referred,
but should they not agree, either side may refer it to the Rules
of Golf Committee, whose decision shall be final. If the point
in dispute be not covered by the Rules of Golf, the arbiters must
decide it by equity.
37. An umpire or referee, when appointed, shall take cognizance
of any breach of rule that he may observe, whether he be appealed
to on the point or not.
SPECIAL RULES FOR STROKE COMPETITIONS
1. In stroke competitions, the competitor who holes the stipulated
course in fewest strokes shall be the winner.
2. If the lowest scores be made by two or more competitors
the tie or ties shall be decided by another round to be played
on the same day. But if the Green Committee determine that to
be inexpedient or impossible, they shall then appoint the following
or some subsequent day whereon the tie or ties shall be decided.
3. New holes shall be made for stroke competitions, and there-
after before starting no competitor shall play on any of the
putting-greens nor shall he intentionally play at any of the holes
nor on to any of the putting-greens, under penalty of disquali-
4. The scores for each hole shall be kept by a special marker,
or by the competitors noting each others scores. The scores
marked ought to be called out after each hole, and on completion
of the round the cards shall be signed by the marker, under penalty
of disqualification, and handed in. Competitors must satisfy them-
selves before the cards are handed in that their scores for each
hole are correctly marked, as no alteration can be made on any
card after it has been returned. If it be found that a score
returned is below that actually played, the competitor shall be
disqualified. For the addition of the scores marked the secretary
or his deputy shall be responsible.
5. If a competitor play from outside the limits of the teeing-
ground, the penalty shall be disqualification.
6. If a ball be lost (except as otherwise provided for in the
Rules of Golf), the competitor shall return as near as possible
to the spot from which the lost ball was struck, tee a ball, and
lose a penalty stroke. The lost ball shall continue in play, if it
be found before the player has struck another ball. The penalty
for a breach of this rule shall be disqualification.
7. If a competitor's ball strike himself, his clubs, or caddie, the
penalty shall be one stroke.
8. If a competitor's ball strike another competitor, or his clubs
or caddie, it is a "rub of the green," and the ball shall be played
from where it lies. If a competitor's ball which is at rest be
moved by another competitor, or his caddie, or his club, or his
ball, or by any outside agency excepting wind, it shall be replaced
as near as possible to the place where it lay, without penalty.
9. A competitor shall hole out with his own ball at every hole,
under penalty of disqualification. But if it be discovered before
he has struck off from the next teeing-ground or, if the mistake
occur at the last hole, before he has handed in his card, that he
has not holed out with his own ball, he shall be at liberty to return
and hole out with his own ball, without penalty.
10. A ball may be lifted from any place under penalty of two
strokes. A ball so lifted shall be teed if possible behind the place
where it lay. If it be impossible to tee the ball behind the place
where it lay, it shall be teed as near as possible thereto, but not
nearer the hole. The penalty for a breach of this rule shall be
11. All balls shall be holed out under penalty of disqualification.
When a competitor's ball is within twenty yards of the hole, the
competitor shall not play until the flag has been removed, under
penalty of one stroke. When both balls are on the putting-green
if the player's ball strike the opponent's ball the player shall
lose a stroke. The ball nearer the hole shall, on the request of
the player, be either lifted or holed out at the option of the owner
under penalty* of his disqualification. Through the green a com-
petitor may have any other competitor's ball lifted, if he find that
it interferes with his stroke.
12. A competitor, unless specially authorized by the Green Com-
mittee, shall not play with a professional, and he may not willingly
receive advice from any one but his caddie, in any way whatever,
under penalty of disqualification.
A forecaddie may be employed.
13. Competitors shall not discontinue play nor delay to start
on account of bad weather, nor for any other reason whatever,
except such as is satisfactory to the committee of the club in
charge of the competition. The penalty for a breach of this rule
14. Where, in the Rules of Golf, the penalty for the breach
of any rule is the loss of the hole, in stroke competitions the
penalty shall be the loss of two strokes, except where otherwise
provided for in these Special Rules.
15. Any dispute regarding the play shall be determined by the
Rules of Golf Committee.
16. The Rules of Golf, so far as they are not at variance with
these Special Rules, shall apply to stroke competitions.
RULES FOR THREE-BALL MATCHES
In matches in which three players play against each other, each
playing his own ball (hereinafter referred to as "£> three-ball
match"), or in which one player plays his own ball against the
best ball of two players (hereinafter referred to as "a best-ball
match"), the Rules of Golf shall apply, subject to the following
1. Where, in a three-ball match, at any teeing-ground, no
player is entitled to claim the honor from both opponents, the
same order of striking shall be followed as at the previous teeing-
2. Except as hereinafter provided, the side whose ball is fur-
thest from the hole shall play first, but a ball lying nearer the
hole and belonging to one of that side may, at their option, be
played before the ball lying furthest from the hole. If a player
play when his opponent should have done so he shall incur no
3. If a iila>'ei- consider that an opponent's ball on the putting-
Ki'een mig-ht interfere with his stroke, he may require the opponent
either to lift or to hole out his ball at the opponent's discretion.
4. If an opponent consider that the ball of another opponent
might be of assistance to the player, he may require that it be
either lifted or holed out at the other opponent's discretion.
5. If an opponent consider that his own ball might be of assist-
ance to the player, he is entitled to lift it or hole out at his
6. If an opponent consider that the player's partner's ball
might be of assistance to the player, he may require that it be
either lifted or holed out at the player's partner's discretion.
7. In a three-ball match, a ball on the putting-green, which
is moved by another ball, must be replaced as nearly as pos-
sible where it lay.
8. In a best-ball match, if a player's ball move his partner's
ball or an opponent's ball, the opponent shall in either case decide
whether the moved ball shall be replaced or not.
9. If in a three-ball match a player's ball strike or be moved
by an opponent or an opponent's caddie or clubs, that opponent
shall lose the hole to the player. As regards the other opponent,
the occurrence is "a rub of the green."
10. In a best-ball match if a player's ball strike or be moved by
an opponent or an opponent's caddie or clubs, the opponent's side
.=hall lose the hole.
11. In a best-ball match if a player's ball (the player being one of
a side) strike or be stopped by himself or his partner or either of
their caddies or clubs, that player only shall be disqualified for
12. In all other cases where a player would by the Rules of
Golf incur the loss of the hole he shall be disqualified for that
hole, but the disqualification shall not apply to his partner.
ETIQUETTE OF GOLF
1. No player, caddie, or onlooker should move or talk during
2. No player should play from the tee until the party in front
have played their second strokes, and are out of range, nor play
up to the putting-green till the party in front have holed out
and moved away.
3. Players who have holed out should not try their putts
over again when other players are following them.
4. Players looking for a lost ball must allow other matches
coming up to pass them.
5. On request being made, a three-ball match must allow a
single, threesome, or foursome to pass. Any match playing a
whole round may claim the right to pass a match playing a shorter
6. If a match fail to keep its place on the green, and lose in
distance more than one clear hole on those in front, it may be passed
on request being made.
7. Turf cut or displaced by a playei- should be at once replaced.
<S. A player should carefully fill up all holes made by himself
in a bunker. y
articles! of Sncorporation of ti)t paguio Countrj'
Know all men by these presents:
That we, a majority of whom are residents of the Philippine
Islands, have this day voluntarily associated ourselves together for
the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the Phil-
ippine Islands; and we hereby certify:
First. That the name of said corporation hereafter referred to
as the corporation shall be the Baguio Country Club Corporation.
Second. That the purpose for which said corporation is formed
is to establish and maintain a country club at Baguio for the
promotion and encouragement of a healthy interest in out-of-door
activities and sport, and to provide opportunities for the same.
For the furtherance of such purpose the corporation shall have:
(a) The powers given by section thirteen of the Corporation
Act (Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine).
(b) The right to borrow or secure the payment of money by the
issue of any mortgages, bonds, or other obligations of the corpora-
(c) The right to make a constitution and by-laws for the
Country Club, which shall provide for the administration of said
Country Club, the officers and committees thereof and their duties,
and the term.s and conditions on which members may be admitted
and may retain their membership in the said Country Club. The
corporation shall have the power to delegate to the officers and
committees of the said Country Club such powers in regard to the
internal management of the affairs of said Country Club as they
may see fit, and the officers and members of committees of said
Country Club shall be the agents of the corporation, having the
powers and duties which said corporation may give them.
(d) The title to all the property, both real and personal, in the
possession or custody of the said Country Club shall remain in the
corporation, and the rights of the members of said Country Club
shall be determined only under the constitution and by-laws which
the corporation may make and establish.
(e) The right to do all such things as are necessary, incidental,
or conducive to the attainment of the above objects and purposes.
The rights and powers of the corporation, above specifically
enumerated, shall be construed in furtherance and not in limita-
tion of the rights and powers of the corporation.
Third. That the principal office of the corporation is to be
located in Baguio, Benguet Province, Philippine Islands.
Fourth. That the term for which the corporation is to exist is
fifty years from and after the date of incorporation.
Fifth. That the names and residences of the incorporators of
the said corporation are as follows:
Williiun F. Paik. wliose residence is at Baguio, Benguet Pi-oviuce, P. I.
H. Phelps Whitmarsh, wliose residence is at Baguio, Benguet Province. P. I
George II, Cuerdrunl, whc'^c residence is at Baguio, Benguet Province. P. I.
Kichard P. Strong, whose residence is at :!»ll San .Marcelino, Paco, Manila.
WiMwIcli Greene, whose residence is at HVi Calie Real, Malate, Manila,
Sixth. That the number of directors of said corporation shall be
nve and that the names and residences of the directors of the
corporation who are to serve until their successors are elected and
qualified as provided by the by-laws are as follows, to wit:
William P. Pack, whose residence is at Baguio, Beiiguet Province. P. I.
Thomas Colston Kinney, who.se residence i.-^ at 5 Ourtibltate, Malate, IWanila.
Horace L. Higgins, whose residence is at Caloocan, Rizal Province, P. I.
W. E. Parsons, whose residence is at 2ti7 Calle Cabildo, Intramuros, Manila.
Warwick Greene, whose residence is at 463 Calle Real, .Malate, Manila.
Seventh. That the capital stock of said corporation is ten thou-
sand pesos (P-IO.OOO), and said capital stock is divided into one hun-
dred shares of the par value each of one hundred pesos (f*100).
Said shares of capital stock shall be owned by, and the bene-
ficial interests thereof shall accrue only to, duly elected and reg-
ular members of the Baguio Country Club and can be transferred
only to such members.
Eighth. That the amount of said capital stock which has been
actually subscribed is two thousand one hundred pesos (f»=2,100),
and the following persons have subscribed for the number of
shares and amount of capital stock set after their respective
names, having paid for the same in full :
Horace L. Higgins Caloocan .
William F. Pack Bagnio _..
H. Phelps Whltmarsh Bagnio __.
George H. Guerdrum Bagnio __.
Richard P. Strong Manila .
Thomas C. Kinney..
W. E. Parsons
Dean C. Worcester..
W. ('ameron Forbes.
C. P. Hatheway
Henry s. Forbes
Total I 21 2,100.00
Ninth. That H. Phelps Whitmarsh has been elected by the
subscribers as treasurer of the corporation, to act as such until
his successor is duly elected and qualified in accordance with the
by-laws, and that as such treasurer he has been authorized to re-
ceive for the corporation and to receipt in its name for all
subscriptions paid in by said subscribers.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals
this 19th day of February, A. D. 1907.
WILLIAM F. Pack,
By \\'-\n\yu-K Grijiene, Alhtnirti in /rrr /.
Thomas Coi,.sTfi.Y Ki,\'\i'n-.
By W'AiiWU'K Greene, Alimjirij in fuct.
HoiiACE L. l-lKaii.vs.
By AA'AiaviCK Greenm, AUni-uft/ in fat I.
W B. Par.so.n'S.
l:y Warwick Grre.mi'-,, Atlnnirif ui ^nrf.
Jij»=1LatDS( of ttje Paguio Countrp Cluti Corporation
The following by-laws of the Baguio Country Club Corporation
were adopted pursuant to law, at a meeting held at Manila, on
the 12th day of January, 1909, by the stockholders of the corpora-
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Section 1. The term of office of the directors of the corpora-
tion shall be two years. They shall be elected at the annual
meeting of the stockholders, held as hereafter prescribed in sec-
tion 3 of these by-laws. At least two weeks previous to the holding
of such election, written notice shall be sent by the secretary-
treasurer to each stockholder at his last known place of residence
in the Philippine Islands, and a copy of such notice shall be
posted in the clubhouse of the Baguio Country Club.
The board of directors shall hold meetings whenever the pres-
ident shall deem it necessary, and a majority of the board of
directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all
Sec. 2. To fill any vacancy among the directors that may occur
during their term of office, the president shall call a special meet-
ing of the stockholders to elect a successor for the remainder of
the unexpired term.
Sec. 3. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the cor-
poration for the election of directors, or for any other business,
shall be held in the city of Manila, Philippine Islands, on the
twentieth day of February of each year.
The order of business at the annual meeting of the stockholders
.shall be as follows:
1. Reading of the minutes of the last meeting.
2. Reports of officers of the corporation.
3. Election of directors.
4. Any other business.
Sec. 4. The president of the board of directors may call special
meetings of the stockholders of the corporation, which shall be
held at such place and at such time as shall be designated in
the call. In such case it shall be the duty of the secretary-treasurer
of the corporation, at least ten days before the time fixed for
the holding of said meeting, to mail to each stockholder then
residing in the Philippine Islands entitled to vote, and whose ad-
dress he knows, a notice specifying the time and place of holding
said meeting and briefly stating the subjects which will come
liefdio the meeting, if the same have been mentioned in the call.
Sec. 5. The attendance of at least one-third of the stockholders
shall be necessary to make a quorum for the purpose of trans-
acting business at all times, except at those meetings called for
the purpose of electing directors, when the quorum shall be as
provided by law.
OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION.
Sec. 6. The officers of the corporation shall be a president,
vice-president, and secretary-treasurer, who shall be appointed
by and from the number of directors.
POWERS AND DUTIES.
Sec. 7 ((() The president of the corporation shall have the
power to call special meetings of the stockholders or board when-
ever he deems it expedient so to do, and it shall be his duty
to call special meetings of the stockholders whenever three direct-
ors or a majority of the stockholders shall request him so to do,
and shall state the object of such meeting. He shall preside
over all meetings of the board or of the stockholders. He shall
exercise general supervision over the affairs and management of
the corporation, and all the property of the corporation shall
be under his control.
(b) The vice-president of the corporation shall have the powers
and perform the duties of the president in his absence.
(c) The secretary-treasurer of the corporation shall attend
all meeting's of the stockholders and board of directors, keep a
book, prepared for the purpose, of the true and fair record of
the proceedings of such meetings, and shall have charge of all
books, documents, and papers which properly belong to his office.
He shall have custody of the corporate seal and shall attach the
same to all documents which require sealing and which have
been executed by the president. He shall send out the notices
of all meetings as hereinbefore provided. He shall keep the
money of the corporation in such bank as may be prescribed by
the board of directors, shall be required to countersign all stock
certificates, and shall attend to the money matters of the cor-
Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the president and secretary-treas-
urer to make to the board of directors, at the annual meeting of
the stockholders, full reports of all matters pertaining to their
certificates of STOCK.
Sec. 9. Bound books of certificates of stock, in the form and
tenor determined by the directors, shall be placed in the custody
of the secretary, and all certificates of stock shall be signed by
the president and seci-etary-treasurer.
Sec. 10. These by-laws, or any of them, may be altered, amended,
ur repealed at any regular meeting of the board of directors by
a majority of the board.
Edward Bowditch, Jr.
John R. McDill.
Jos. N. WOLFSON.
Chas. H. Sleeper.
' C. B. Graves.
W. E. Parsons.
E. C. MCCULLOUGH.
I J. Mitchell.
R. P. Strong.
I M. F. Lobwenstein.
G. R. COLTON.
W. H. Anderson.
W. E. MUSGRAVE.
W. Cameron Forbes.
A true copy :
Conrad P. Hatheway, Secretary-Treasurer.
TList of ^ijarct)oHjer£i, Paguio Country Club Corporation
gjeptemter 16, 1910
as proxy for
Horace L. Hi^'fi-in:
William F. Pack.
Thomas C. Kinno;
\V. E. Parhons
Dean C. Worcester
\V. Cameron Forbes
Conrad P. Hatheway
Henry .S. Forltcs
Thomas L. Hartigan
Charles M. Jenkins
Edward Bowditch, jr
John 8. Leech
K. C. McCnllongh __.
Jos. N. Wollson
Maurice F. Loewenstcin
Charles B. Graves
'Jeoryc U. Colton
E. E. Wliite
\V. JI. Donovan
W. II. Anderson
CN 11 Slcc|icr
Estate of _
! ivtcn' M. Moir - -
1 Idliii \\' Maiissciiiniini _
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a OTiorb about paguio
And now a word about Bag-uio itself. It is situated in the
pine-clad highlands of Benguet. The town site of 20.9 square miles
in extent includes a series of gently rolling hills inclosing valleys
whose sides are sometimes steep and well-nigh precipitous and
sometimes gently sloping. These valleys are watered by numerous
springs and streams, bordered by magnificent tree ferns and by
trees, shrubs, and plants requiring a large amount of water, while
the dry hillsides bear noble pine trees standing at considerable
distances from each other and often arranged as if grouped by
a skillful landscape artist. During the rainy season many of
them are covered with beautiful ferns and orchids.
The dense cogon grass of the Philippine lowlands is absent.
Bamboo grass or riino occurs sparingly in the immediate vicinity
of streams and springs, but the hills are covered with a short
grass rarely more than knee high, so that one may ride or walk
over them in any direction with entire comfort. Within the town
site there are 21 miles of excellent automobile roads, many of
which command most magnificent views of the surrounding country.
A number of excellent horse trails extend to Igorot settlements,
while others afford communication with neighboring provinces.
Of the latter, the most noteworthy is the so-called "hill trail"
between Baguio and Suyok in the subprovince of Lepanto. This
trail attains an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea level and reaches
the oak forests which are found above the pines. Persons desiring
to take one of the most wonderful horseback rides in the world
may go to Suyok and Cervantes by the hill trail, thence by way
of Cayan, Bagnin, and Segada to Bontoc, the capital of the Moun-
tain Province, continuing the journey over the Mount Polls range
to Banaue and Quiangan in the country of the Ifugaos and re-
turning to Baguio by way of Bayombong and Tayug.
On this trip one sees wonderful tropical vegetation, magnificent
mountain scenery, strange wild peoples, and the most remarkable
terraced mountain sides in the world. It may be made in per-
fect safety and with entire comfort, as rest houses have been
provided at reasonable intervals on all important main trails.
If one desires to take a shorter trip, one may go to Cervantes
over the hill trail, thence to the coast over the famous Tagudin
trail, returning to Baguio by way of San Fernando, Union, and
the Naguilian trail. On this latter journey one will see no wild
people except the Benguet and Lepanto Igorots, but the mountain
scenery on the Tagudin and Naguilian trails is particularly fine
and the tropical vegetation is unsurpassed in luxuriance and
While the Igorots of Bontoc have until quite recently been ac-
tively engaged in head-hunting, and while head-hunting still prevails
to some extent among the Ilongots and Ifugaos of Nvieva Vizcaya,
the Igorots of Benguet are gentle, peaceful, honest, and industrious
agriculturists, who have not been injured by their contact with
civilization, but on the contrary have profited by it.
Most of the work on the Country Club grounds has been per-
formed by Benguet Igorots, and the club caddies without exception
belong to this tribe.
The delightfully cool climate of Baguio makes active outdoor
exercise comfortable and insures the speedy restoration to health
and vigor of persons suffering ill effects from tropical heat.
The following table shows average maximum, minimum, and
mean temperatures for each month of the period from January,
1902, to January, 1908.
Extreme and mean monthly temperatnres at Baguio.
(i 1 . li
NOTJ;;. — Tbe extreme values are printed in boldface type.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 84.7° F. (29.3° C.)
on April 25, 1902.
The lowest temperature ever recorded was 37.4' F. (3.0° C.)
on January 8, 1907.
During the year 1908, the highest temperature was 78.3° F.
(25.7° C.) on January 13, and the lowest temperature 48.6° F.
(9.2° C.) on March 19.
All of the above figures are for temperatures at an average
height of 6 feet above the ground. Temperatures nearer the
ground are decidedly lower. It has been found that in the Baguio
plateau the lowest temperatures correspond to the deepest valleys
or depressions of ground. In such places white frost is not rare
during the months of January, February, and March, while on
the tops of hills the temperature is milder, frost being almost
unknown. One example will illustrate this statement:
On March 19, 1908, the minimum temperatures registered were:
On top of Mirador (4,969.9 feet), 11.0° C. (51.80° F.) ; cottage,
foot of Mirador (4,782 feet), 9.2" C. (48.56° F.) ; 6 inches above
the ground (4,775 feet), 5.6° C. (42.08° F.) ; depression north
of Mirador (4,697 feet), -3.9" C. (24.98° F.).
The daily variation in temperature is remarkably small and
is Car less than thiit in the Philippine lowlands.
Not only is the mountain air rich in ozone, but it has been
demonstrated to be extraordinarily free from germs of all kinds;
and tuberculosis, so prevalent in the lowlands of the Philippines,
is conspicuous by its entire absence.
Hotel accommodations were for a long time both unsatisfactory
and inadequate, but it may safely be said that the Hotel Pines
now provides the best accommodations to be found anywhere in
the Philippine Islands. All of the vegetables and some of the
small fruits of the temperate zone are produced at the Government
Agricultural Experiment Station in the neighboring Trinidad Valley
and are highly appreciated by visitors long accustomed to go
without such luxuries.
Communication with Manila is maintained by an automobile
and train service. One may leave Manila any day at 6.25 in the
morning and arrive at Camp One, the railway terminal, at 3 in
the afternoon. From this point the journey is completed in power-
ful steam automobiles, each of which affords comfortable accom-
modation for eight passengers and their hand luggage. The auto-
mobile trip, which occupies two hours or less, takes one over 23 miles
of wonderful road, commanding views which the traveler will
During the Baguio season night trains, leaving at regular
intervals, reach Camp One soon after sunrise the following morn-
ing. Passengers on these trains arrive at Baguio about 9 o'clock.
Persons in ill health can secure the services of a skillful physician
and surgeon and of trained nurses at the Government hospital,
which is perched on a high ridge where it commands a truly mag-
nificent view and receives a maximum of sunlight and of fresh air.
There is a popular superstition to the effect that the rainy
season at Baguio is exceptionally unpleasant, and hei'etofore the
first heavy rains have produced a hasty exodus of temporary
residents. In point of fact, the weather during much of the rainy
season is delightful. The vegetation is then at its best and the
rains for the most part come in the afternoon and early evening,
so that one has the mornings for outdoor exercise and recreation,
and the remainder of the day for work and rest. When typhoons
occur there are sometimes long periods of continuous and very
heavy rainfall, but a comprehensive series of observations has
demonstrated the fact that there are more hours of sunshine during
the year at Baguio than at Manila.
It is not hoped that this brief description of the region in which
the Baguio Country Club is situated will convey any adequate
idea of the facts. Indeed experience has long since demonstrated
the impossibility of conveying such an idea by written descrip-
tion or by word of mouth. Even those visitors who have been
most fully informed in advance invariably express their surprise
at what they find on arrival, insist that they had "no idea" of
what awaited them, and ask ivhy they were not told!
One who would learn what Baguio is like must see it for him-
self, and, if he cares for outdoor sports, it is safe to say that his
most pleasant memories will be those of the days spent at the
^rogpettug of tf)e Paguio Countrp Clutj'
You are invited to join the Baguio Country Club.
The Baguio Country Club has secured a tract of land of 72
acres, situated in what will shortly be known as the Pearl of the
Orient, the beautiful new summer city of Baguio. The clubhouse
site is on a beautiful knoll covered by pines and commanding a
wonderful mountain view. On the right, and adjoining it by easy
approach, is the military reservation, the house built for the Com-
manding General being right at hand. On the left, not farther
off, although approachable by rather more severe grades or a
detour, is the site laid aside for the new house of the Governor-
General, surrounding which is the best residence section of the
new city and upon which will be built the more beautiful and
It is proposed to erect a clubhouse at an expense of 1*20,000,
and six cottages, for the use of members, to cost not less than
P2,500 each. The clubhouse will have fine dining facilities, a
bar, locker rooms, shower, reading room, great open fireplaces in
which pine logs will crackle merrily night and day, a few bedrooms,
and a billiard room. Cottages will be provided with a parlor
with a great open fireplace, and a few bedrooms each. A stable
capable of accommodating twenty horses will be built, conveniently
There will be four tennis courts shaded by wonderful pine trees
and surrounded by pine-clad hills, oriented so as to be most
advantageously arranged for sun and wind — so that the wind will
always be blowing directly across and the sun also so shining.
The courts will be kept up to a pitch of excellence seldom equaled
and never excelled by the more famous ones in England and
An eighteen-hole golf course will be constructed, equal to the
finest known in Scotland, where, owing to the clear briskness of
the air, no drives will be foozled or balls get dormy. Everybody
will beat the best previous score each day. The lay of the country
is ideal for golf, there being hills, valleys with gentle slopes,
and pleasing vistas, so that players have an opportunity to walk
in pursuit of each ball that they may have hit. A special place
will be provided for those who wish to vent their feelings after
a bad shot, where there are no echoes.
On the other side of the pine-clad knoll, where nestle the build-
ings, there is a winding valley which will soon be converted into
a polo field, and which can be made full-sized at some expense.
This will give ample room for games of baseball and cricket,
besides presenting one of the most delightful scenes dear to the
heart of man — a great level greensward surrounded by pine-clad
hills and looking off, at the southern and eastern extremities, to
a mountain view unsurpassed in the annals of sport.
A beautiful, purling stream flowing down one of these valleys
' Tliis pi'OKpectus wa.s written in 1906 before anything li.irt been done on tlie
iluli grounds :iiitl llie membership numbered about twenty.
can be so arranged, by pumping- or otherwise, as to form a
lovely cascade which will fall into the swimming- tank, so situated
as to refresh those who have heated their bodies in the many
dehg-htful opportunities for physical exercise provided or to be
provided by the club.
Not the least among- the attractions is the croquet ground, and
those addicted to this exciting and salubrious sport will be able
here to satiate their otherwise unsatisfied yearnings.
The delights of Baguio are too well known to need comment.
The wonderful and highly praised road, a marvel of engineering
audacity and accomplishment, passes, in the short space of 25
miles, from the exuberant Tropics, hot, sizzling, fertile, productive,
rich with tropical splendor, through a canyon with scenic effects
nowhere excelled in the world, up to a plateau situated in the
temperate zone, where fruits, flowers, and trees known to the
temperate regions grow in marvelous abundance. Here the air is
fresh, and cool breezes remind one of autumn in the United States.
The fierce sun is often overcast with clouds; rain falls only to
refresh; and the sun, when it comes out, is welcomed to bring
warmth to the body. Great open fires blaze merrily both day and
night, and all the advantages of a trip to the United States, Japan,
or Australia can be realized in the short period of twenty-four
hours from Manila.
Aside from the excellent rides, drives, and other amusements,
it has seemed advisable to place within reach of the members of
some of the clubs in Manila the opportunity afforded by the Country
Club to avail themselves of this wonderful place. Over the new
clubhouse the pines will interlace their boughs and sing the songs of
Norway, Scotland, Canada, and the mountainous parts of the States.
Birds of unknown varieties delight the ear and ravish the senses.
One kind in particular has been found whose song will lull those
to sleep who are desirous of sleeping, or awaken those who are
anxious to push away the soft hand of slumber. These birds, which
are known as the "murphy" birds, can be so trained that when
caught and caged they will either put you to sleep or wake you up,
according to your will, and it is said that when skillfully trained
they serve as an alarm clock, waking the owner at any designated
hour. Salt will be provided free at the clubhouse to be used in
catching these birds.
It is possible that in the future a race track will be constructed
where the owners of horses can delight themselves by testing the
speed of their ponies. The Government is maintaining a stock
farm within a few miles where fine stallions are placed, which it
is hoped will breed horses and improve the quality throughout the
Archipelago. This should make Baguio the center for good horses
and prove an added attraction to visitors.
For the stingy and parsimonious the dues are f^SO for initiation
fee and 1*20 annual charge. Those who come for only a month
may get temporary membership by paying the paltry sum of P=5
for the privilege of using the club for a month or any part thereof.
There is also an annual membership without voting privilege for
which the charge is 1*20.
It is not to be expected that something will be exchanged for
nothing, that all the delights portrayed in the above lines can be
obtained through whistling or the exercise of warm air. It takes
money. Up to date the treasurer of the club has only received
1*400, and that proportion of the total benefits of the club have
been thus far secured which 1*400 bears to the ultimate cost of
development. It is therefore expected that proposed members will
subscribe liberally in addition to the stated fees for the benefits
received or to be received. We should be pleased to receive your ap-
plication for membership, and when favorably considered to receive
your minimum check for i*50 and as much more as you happen
to have in the. bank or can borrow, in order to get the club im-
mediately started on the lines suggested.