The Illustrated London News June 8 1912 - 889

BRIDGE, STICK, TUNNEL AND BOX: A GOLF GAME FOR PUTTERS

DRAWN BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST A.C.MICHAEL

 

 

AT THE GARDEN PARTY: AN EXCITING MOMENT OF GOFSTACLE

Gofstacle is played with golf balls and putters. Four balls go to the set and these are coloured like croquet balls. The obstacles to be negotiated include hoops, rings, a tunnel, a bridge and a box which has to be entered up an incline. It is played like golf croquet, and may also be played as is golf, the obstacles taking the place of holes. It is claimed for it that it is calculated to improve putting. Its popularity is undoubted. We are able to make this illustration by courtesy of Messrs. Gamage

An earlier advert for gofstacle is to be found in the The Straits Times, 1 April 1912.

William Senhouse Clarke patented 'Golfstacle' in 1907.  The game was sold by the likes of F A Davis Ltd (London) as the Gofstacle golf game, patent no. 19851. The Game of Gofstacle, came in a pine box with hinged rectangular top, enclosing various brown-painted metal obstacles; including tunnel, bridge, hoops and plates.