Coronado Golf Links – January 24, 1902

January 24, 2018

Coronado Golf Links – January 24, 1902Coronado Golf Links - January 24, 1902

Golf was extremely popular and many of the visitors to the Hotel del Coronado came with golf bags, ready to play at the famous Coronado Country Club.

On January 24th, 1902, the San Diego Union reported that the regular caddies at the Coronado golf links went out on strike, partly because of dissatisfaction of wages, and partly because of newer caddies who have been given preference over the older caddies to follow players.  New caddies who came over from San Diego were happy to be paid 15 cents a round of golf, displacing the regulars who had been receiving 25 cents per round.   The Coronado caddies demanded union scale from the Country Club, but were ignored, so they walked off the job, leaving the San Diego caddies to do the job for less.

Coronado Golf Links - January 24, 1902The following year, in the San Diego Union, a classified ad was placed by the Coronado Country Club:

“Wanted. One Dozen Caddies at Coronado. Boys are earning $1.00 to $2.00 a day.  Apply Coronado Golf Links.”  Sounds like they went to union scale after all.  Good help is hard to find!


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