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New PDF release: Augusta and Aiken in Golf's Golden Age (Images of Sports)

By Stan Byrdy,Augusta Mayor Bob Young

the sport of golfing received its commence 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 improved to eighteen holes and the 1st nine-hole direction in neighboring Augusta, Georgia used to be designed on the inn Bon Air. For part a century, the Augusta-Aiken sector flourished because the wintry weather vacation spot of selection for the wealthy, recognized, and robust in the US. 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 the following that Bobby Jones all started the unbelievable trip in the direction of a Grand Slam, then equipped his dream golfing direction. by means of the flip of the century, wintry weather tourism and grand lodge motels within the Augusta-Aiken sector have been good tested. a good wintry weather weather and simple rail entry drew tourists to Highland Park resort (1866), Willcox lodge (1898), and Park within the Pines (1900) in Aiken; resort Bon Air (1890) and Partridge resort (1913) in Augusta; and Hampton Terrace lodge and golfing membership (1903) in North Augusta. hotels in Florida and the expansion of the air shuttle later coupled to mark the area's decline in iciness tourism, yet now not earlier than Augusta-Aiken's position in golfing background used to be safe. during this exact quantity, classic pictures and accompanying textual content remember the unfo rgettable legends, the meticulously maintained classes, and the entire grandeur linked to the game.

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