The Oldest Member

1990s radio adaptations of the P G Wodehouse golf stories
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The Oldest Member (of a golf club with varying names) is a fictional character from the short stories and novels of P. G. Wodehouse. He narrates the majority of Wodehouse's golf stories from the terrace of a golf club whose location is unclear.[1] The location and name of the club change between the stories, and between the US and UK versions of some of the stories.

The club's members enjoy having drinks in the clubhouse after a brisk eighteen holes; but they do so fully aware of the risk that the Oldest Member who, (though he has long since given up golf) has seen all and knows all, might pick up on their conversation and begin to relate a story from his experience. Once he has started talking, he cannot be stopped. These stories are often told to another character, a 'young man' who is eager to leave before the story has even started.

Starring Maurice Denham.

  1. Jane Goes Off The Fairway (7Mb)
  2. Farewell To Legs (6.4Mb)
  3. The Rough Stuff (6.4Mb)
  4. The Long Hole (6.8Mb)
  5. The Magic Plus Fours (6.9Mb)
  6. There's Always Golf (6.3Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.