I was browsing a few sites looking into the history of golf and found this, it did make me chuckle.
Richmond Golf Club Temporary Rules – 1941
- Players are asked to collect bomb and shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the mowing machines.
- In competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take shelter without penalty for ceasing play.
- The position of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at a reasonable, but not guaranteed, safe distance therefrom.
- Shrapnel and/or bomb splinters on the fairways or in bunkers, within a club’s length of a ball, may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.
- A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced or, if lost or destroyed, a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
- A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to the hole, without penalty.
- A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball. Penalty one stroke.