1917 Punch: Potato golf on the allotments during WW1
“The links being devoted to allotments, Mr and Mrs Bunker Browne practise approach shots, with the idea of filling their basket with potatoes at the same time.”
The ‘links’ are a particular type of golf course.
From Wiki: A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. The word “links” comes via the Scots language from the Old English word hlinc : “rising ground, ridge” and refers to an area of coastal sand dunes and sometimes to open parkland.
The land “linking” the sea to the arable farmland is typically characterized by dunes, an undulating surface, and a sandy soil unsuitable for farming but which readily supports various rye grasses.