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Because of that tournament's success, the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, staged the first formal British Amateur championship the following year. In 1922, the Royal and Ancient ruled that the 1885 event belonged on the official list and that MacFie was to be considered the first British Amateur champion.
The tournament has always been held at match play. For the first 11 years, all matches were played over 18 holes. In 1896, the championship match was extended to 36 holes. Now the quarter- and semi-finals are also 36-hole matches.
Walter Travis, a native of Australia who had emigrated to the United States, became the first foreigner to win the championship in 1904. The first American native to win was Jesse Sweetser, in 1926. However, the most famous American winner of the competition was Bobby Jones, whose 1930 victory was part of the only known Grand Slam (winning all four majors in a calendar year) in golf history.
Tour Report: Golf Channel?s broadcast notes Golf Channel will offer 17-1/2 hours of prime-time live coverage from each round of this week’s season-opening PGA TOUR event, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Here are a few broadcast notes: AIRTIMES Friday 5:30-10 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay) Saturday 5:30-10 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay) Sunday 5:30-10 p.m. (Live) / [...]
PDGA: Scotty Burtard Wins Disc Golf's Chaining in the New Year The Chaining of the New Year took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Dretzka Park Winter Disc Golf Course on December 31, 2011, a perfect day to end a great year. This PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event had 65 disc golf players come out to compete on this rather mild winter day.
PDGA: Josh Taylor Steals the Show at Disc Golf's Last Chance for Points in Dexter, Michigan On the last day of 2011, 73 disc golfers came out to compete in the Last Chance for Points in Dexter, Michigan on the Hudson Hills Metropark Disc Golf Course. It was Josh Taylor of Mount Pleasant, Michigan who stole the show with a final score of 5-under par.
Georgia mandates golf cart safety Golf cart owners in Georgia now have stricter requirements to follow if they plan to drive their carts on roadways.
Disc Golf's Ice Bowl Events in January: Columbus, Ohio and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan The 2012 disc golf Ice Bowl events have an especially honorable mission, and that is feeding the hungry. Both of these great January disc golf tournaments will work toward fulfilling that goal. 21st Annual Columbus Ice Bowl The 21st Annual Columbus Ice Bowl will take place on...
January 2012 Disc Golf Events: The Big Island Open in Pahoa, Hawaii How does a game of disc golf in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands sound? While the winter has technically just started, up here in the Pacific Northwest a little sun and tropical paradise sound pretty nice right about now. The Big Island Open will be played near Pahoa, Hawaii, a town...
PDGA: Results of Disc Golf's Greg Carter Championship The Greg Carter Championship, formerly the CPF Championship, took place on New Year's Eve in Athens, Alabama at the Athens Sports Complex. The event is Athens longest running tournament, and now honors the memory of Greg Carter who had his largest payday there in a second place...
Golf to inspire youth Patrick Kelly and Tewanee Joseph hope to offer aboriginal youth the chance to develop their golf talents.
Winter Golf Blues and a Putting Solution It is freezing outside and your local greens have a thick layer of that white fluffy stuff. That's right, winter is here. Unfortunately for many, that means that the local golf courses are closed and a weekend round is just not possible.
Sabal Palm golf course land closer to becoming housing project A former golf course that ensnarled city officials in public corruption scandals is close to becoming a residential community.