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Look far and wide, and you won't find many cities richer with golf history than #Philadelphia: #usopen

Look far and wide, and you won't find many cities richer with golf history than #Philadelphia: #usopen

The Real Philadelphia Golf Story Merion Golf Club's famed East Course sits only some 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert) Saturday, June 8, 2013 By Michael Bamberger The wealth of golf in Philadelphia, public and private, is a legacy of the city’s 20th-century riches. We bottled beer, rolled cigars, bound books, sewed hats. We sold maritime insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, insurance on insurance. We refined oil, processed chemicals, manufactured steel. We had hospitals and universities with thousands of good-paying jobs. Golf became part of our culture early and there was enough mega-wealth to support all manner of private courses and enough middle-class and working-class wealth to support all manner of public ones. Just looking at the life and times of one person, Hugh Wilson, insurance man and amateur architect, shows the extraord...

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