Augusta and Aiken in Golf's Golden Age (Images of Sports) by Stan Byrdy,Augusta Mayor Bob Young

By Stan Byrdy,Augusta Mayor Bob Young

the sport of golfing acquired its begin within the Southeastern usa in 1892 on 4 holes with sand vegetables at Palmetto golfing membership in Aiken, South Carolina. inside of 5 years, Palmetto had elevated to eighteen holes and the 1st nine-hole direction in neighboring Augusta, Georgia was once designed on the resort Bon Air. For part a century, the Augusta-Aiken sector flourished because the iciness vacation spot of selection for the wealthy, well-known, and robust in the United States. Presidents Taft, Harding, and Eisenhower vacationed the following. Baseball nice Ty Cobb acquired a house in Augusta's old fashioned Summerville local. It used to be right here that Bobby Jones begun the inconceivable trip in the direction of a Grand Slam, then equipped his dream golfing path. through the flip of the century, wintry weather tourism and grand inn inns within the Augusta-Aiken zone have been good confirmed. a good wintry weather weather and simple rail entry drew tourists to Highland Park lodge (1866), Willcox resort (1898), and Park within the Pines (1900) in Aiken; resort Bon Air (1890) and Partridge lodge (1913) in Augusta; and Hampton Terrace inn and golfing membership (1903) in North Augusta. lodges in Florida and the expansion of the air trip later coupled to mark the area's decline in iciness tourism, yet no longer earlier than Augusta-Aiken's position in golfing background was once safe. during this distinct quantity, classic photographs and accompanying textual content bear in mind the unfo rgettable legends, the meticulously maintained classes, and all the grandeur linked to the game.

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