A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 10, 2016
“Long ago, men cursed and beat the ground with sticks…today, it’s called golf”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 350:
In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yell, it is called witchcraft; in civilized society it is called golf.

Google Books
501 Golf Jokes for (Almost) All Occasions
By Franklin Dohanyos
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble
2001
Pg. 65:
In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft. Today, it’s called golf.

Google Books
God Loves Golfers Best:
The Best Jokes, Quotes, and Cartoons for Golfers

By Ray Foley
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.
2009
Pg. 108:
Witchcraft
In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; in civilized society, it is called golf.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, January 10, 2016 • Permalink