27 Apr '11, 8pm

'Birthplace of American Golf' celebrates club's centennial

Recently, I acquired a copy of “St. Andrew’s Golf Club: The Birthplace of American Golf,” a centennial history of the club in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. St. Andrew’s was one of the five founding members of the U.S. Golf Association, and the history published in 1989 explored its first 100 years. One of the most interesting parts of the book, by Desmond Tolhurst, was the chapter on the club’s centennial celebration. On June 20, 1988, the club hosted what it called a Hero-Am. It started with Jack Nicklaus teeing off at 8 a.m., followed by a who’s-who of golf that included Louise Suggs, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Pat Bradley, Johnny Miller, Sandra Haynie, Roberto De Vicenzo, Kathy Whitworth, Paul Runyan, Raymond Floyd, Carol Mann, JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Charles Sifford, Robert T. Jones, Bill Campbell, Jay Sigel, Deane Beman, Jack Tuthill, Dinah Shore, Frank Chirk...

Full article: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/apr/27/birthplace-ameri...

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