Golf In America

Golf in America: The First One Hundred Years

By George Peper and the Editors of Golf Magazine
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988

In commemoration of the centenary of the St. Andrews Golf Club in New York – America’s oldest golf club – this book was meant as a definitive history of the game in the U.S.A. during that time.  As a contributing editor to GOLF Magazine at the time, I was asked to write Chapter 5, The Course of Architecture.  It was something of a nerve-wracking experience for me, because writing about history in a publication like this requires getting the history right, and my fast-and-loose associations had to be thoroughly vetted prior to publication.

Read the excerpt.