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Archibald Reid

Archibald M. Reid

“John Reid, the father of American golf, was a transplanted Scot who lived in Yonkers, New York.” (p. 8)

“The St. Andrew’s Golf Club was officially founded at a dinner at John Reid’s house on November 14, 1888.” (p. 9)

“John Reid stepped down from the presidency after nine years, but he remained the leader of the descendants of the Apple Tree Gang and a vigorous force for many years in American golf. He was extremely pleased when his son John, a student at Yale, won the Intercollegiate Golf Championship in 1898. He was not so pleased when another son, Archie, was defeated one year in the United States Amateur. Reid read about this in the morning paper at breakfast, and said gruffly to his wife, ‘I see where your son has lost a golf match.’ ” (p. 12)

From The Story of American Golf by Herbert Warren Wind (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975)

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