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Wheaton’s Link to Golf: Champions, Patents & Courses Exhibit

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Right here in the Midwest, Wheaton, Illinois played an integral role in the development of golf. The most well know fact is Chicago Golf Club was the first 18-hole course in the nation followed by some knowledge of C. B Macdonald. But this exhibit reveals even more, an unprecedented history of golf in this suburban town which had 8 courses over the years, eight club and ball makers, five course designers, and three national champions.  The Foulis and Horton brothers patented several pieces of golf equipment as did Ed Allen.  All of these men worked at Chicago Golf Club as greenkeepers, professionals or caddies in the 1890s and early 1900s.  Programs are offered on and off site to groups. Information: www.wheatonhistory.org, info@wheatonhistory.com, 630-871-6601

 

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