"No, the H. A. A. won't make any provision for indoor golf facilities until the sport can be played by all the students." Such was the reply made yesterday by Major F. W. Moore '92, graduate treasurer of the H. A. A., when asked by a CRIMSON reporter if there was any truth in the rumor that the H. A. A. plans to place a driving net in the Hemenway Gymnasium, and supply instructors to teach all men free of charge.
Major Moore went on to say that there are several handicaps to which golf is subject. The first is the fact that the University has no golf course on which the students may play. When asked if there was any possibility of the Athletic Association's building a golf course, he shook his head. "I doubt it very much for some time to come," he said. "The expense would be very large, and it would be impractical because there is no possibility of the course's being in the vicinity of the University."
According to Major Moore the second handicap is that during half of June, all of July and August, and half of September, which amounts to three-quarters of the golfing season in New England, the University is not open, so that students spend only a small part of the golfing season in the University. No golf course is likely to be built, nor is the H. A. A. likely to supply instructors or winter facilities trader these conditions.