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    the Selbury Town and Country Club

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    Two women wanted to go for a drink somewhere. They were driving a car.


    She swung the car expertly into the forecourt of a house
    which stood back from the road and which announced
    itself to be the Selbury Town and Country Club. She
    parked alongside three other cars.

    Is it the sign which was probably placed on that building "the Selbury Town and Country Club"? That's how the building was named? If so, it's a long name.

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    So would it mean the same if it said The Country Club of the Selbury Town?

    Does "country club" has got something to do with golf?

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So would it mean the same if it said The Country Club of the Selbury Town?

    Does "country club" have something to do with golf?
    "Selbury Town and Country Club" would be fine and quite normal on a sign.
    "The Country Club of Selbury Town" (no article before Selbury) is much less natural.
    A country club is not necessarily connected with golf.

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    It is the Town and Country Club, located in, or named Selsbury, not the Country Club located in Selsbury Town.

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Selbury Town and Country Club" would be fine and quite normal on a sign.
    "The Country Club of Selbury Town" (no article before Selbury) is much less natural.
    A country club is not necessarily connected with golf.
    A "country club" is a private facility in the US that would definitely have a golf course, a swimming pool, and other amenities for its members.

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    Country clubs in the US pride themselves on their venerability and as a result often have names that seem overly complex or outdated by today's standards (like "The Selbury Town and Country Club"). For example, Atlanta's prestigious Piedmont Driving Club has nothing to do with motoring; it was originally so named back in 1887 because it provided a large area for gentlemen to drive their horse and carriages on the large, smooth manicured lawns (which are today used as a golf course).

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    Re: the Selbury Town and Country Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Country clubs in the US pride themselves on their venerability and as a result often have names that seem overly complex or outdated by today's standards (like "The Selbury Town and Country Club"). For example, Atlanta's prestigious Piedmont Driving Club has nothing to do with motoring; it was originally so named back in 1887 because it provided a large area for gentlemen to drive their horse and carriages on the large, smooth manicured lawns (which are today used as a golf course).
    Slightly off thread, but certain yacht clubs in England have a certain gravitas. This yacht club maintains its 100% safety record by not allowing its members to own yachts: History :: Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club

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