Golf Books #243 (Golf Links: Chay Burgess, Francis Ouimet and the Bringing of Golf to America)

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4164fn1NEyLRecounting golf’s early years in Scotland and its growth in the U.S., this book tells the story of the largely unheralded players of the “Scottish Invasion,” who struggled to earn respect a time when the game was controlled by a wealthy American establishment. Charles “Chay” Burgess (founder and inductee of the New England PGA Hall of Fame and teacher of three American national champions) learned the game on the ancient seaside links of his native Montrose and competed against such British greats as James Braid and J.H. Taylor. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the rapid development of amateur golf.

Publication date: December 7, 2016 (source)

About the Author

Charles D. Burgess has been a teacher, administrator and educational consultant in Greater Boston, USA for over 40 years. His sports and entertainment writings have appeared in both the United States and Great Britain. He lives in Norwood, Massachusetts.