Photographs of Wisconsin golfers

Golfers in Wisconsin


Although the origins of golf remain controversial, golf came to the United States in the late nineteenth century. The nation's first 18-hole course opened at the Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1893. The following year, the Janesville Country Club became Wisconsin's first golf club and only the sixth such club in the nation. In 1901, the Wisconsin State Golf Association was formed and cities across the state began organizing their own clubs. These images, primarily from the 1930s, are of Wisconsin golfers.


Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Rise of Professional Sports
Creator: Various
Pub Data: Consult the bibliographical data associated with each individual image.
Citation: Use the description of each individual image that is displayed with it when you click on the thumbnail. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1203; Visited on: 7/30/2014
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