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John Reid


1840 - 1916

Golfing pioneer. Born in Dunfermline, Reid emigrated for the USA in 1866. Regarded as the 'Father of American Golf', he started playing the game on a field near his home at Yonkers (New York). This led to the foundation in 1888 of the first club in the USA, the famed St. Andrew's Golf Club, with a three-hole course.


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