"The Story Of Golf At The Country Club" 2009 ST. JORRE, John de (SOLD)

ST. JORRE, John de

[320] pp.

Hasak, Inc


First Edition

10 3/4" x 8 3/4"

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Published for the members of The Country Club

Furthermore, this is the only known copy of the elusive 2009 first edition that has come on the open market beside those being held by TCC members.

The Country Club, located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is the oldest golf-oriented country club in the United States. (The Philadelphia Cricket Club, founded in 1854, was the first country club for any sport.) It holds an important place in golf history, as it is one of the five charter clubs that founded the United States Golf Association, and has hosted numerous USGA tournaments including the 1913 U.S. Open won by then-unknown Francis Ouimet. Although the club has 1300 members, it is known for its exclusivity.

This rare book won the USGA's Annual Book Award in 2009 which they give to the most outstanding book published in that year; it is the first time a club history ever won the award. The book is organized into nine chapters around various eras and includes extensive coverage of the 1913 US Open and the Ryder Cup.

For more than a century, The Country Club founded in Brookline, near Boston, in 1882, has played a seminal role in the history of American golf. A founder member of the United States Golf Association and provider of six of its presidents, the club has hosted fifteen USGA tournaments and the Ryder Cup. It was the stage for perhaps the greatest golf upset in the history of the game when a twenty-year old club caddie, Francis Ouimet, dismantled two of Britain’s greatest champions to win the 1913 U.S. Open Championship. It also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup when another drama took place – Justin Leonard’s famous forty-five foot putt that clinched the match for the Americans.

*front panel of leather cover w/ diagonal crease*