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Francis Ouimet: America’s First Golfing Hero, Part 5

With a miniature American flag placed on his bag of clubs, Francis made his way around the hallowed fairways of the Country Club like the general of an army. From the outset of the 18-hole playoff at the 1913 U.S. Open, there was no question that Boston's boy would take home the title. Francis maintained...
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Francis Ouimet: America’s Golfing Hero, Part 4

The big news of the second round was not Francis Ouimet, Harry Vardon, or any of the American players. Instead, over 6,000 folks surrounded one big, burly, long-hitting giant named Ted Ray who broke the Country Club's then scoring record of 71 with a 70 in U.S. Open conditions.  Read more

Francis Ouimet: America’s First Golfing Hero, Part 3

Francis Ouimet had to earn his way by qualifying for the US Open at the The Brookline Country Club, a devilish test of a course that then measured 6,200 yards with undulating, small greens. In the early 1900's, golfers did not routinely break par as they do today. It therefore came as a surprise when...
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Ouimet Sending Runners to the Boston Marathon

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund proudly announced that the Massachusetts-based organization will partner with the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program once again to receive four (4) bibs for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. (more…)...
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