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Bernard Calloway
Lee-on-the-Solent/Cannes
Bernard Calloway was born in St Helens on the Isle of Wight in 1871 and began his golfing career as a caddie at the Royal Isle of Wight course.

Alternating between work as a caddy and a deck hand on yachts, he became assistant professional at Lee-on-the-Solent. From here he was asked to lay out the course at HyŤres on the French Riviera. His brother-in-law William Freemantle became professional here shortly afterwards and, after another spell working as a deckhand, Bernard became assistant at Cannes ultimately becoming professional himself with a staff of twelve.

In summer, when Cannes was too hot for golf, he was professional at Samaden, in Engadine, and Villars in Switzerland.

He was unfortunate enough to be laying out a course in Baden Baden in 1914 so ended up being interned for the duration of the First World War in Ruhleben in Berlin, with a dozen or so other golf professionals among the four thousand internees.

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