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Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France - died April 16, 1950 in Étretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his country's greatest golfer. July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Biarritz is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on south-west coast of France. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cliff and natural arch in Étretat Étretat is a commune of the Seine-Maritime département in France. ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ...

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The son of a sheep farmer, Massy worked on a sardine boat and supplemented his income by caddying at the new Biarritz golf course where a great many of the best professional golfers from Britain came to practice during the off-season in the warm climate of southern France. Blessed with natural abilities, he learned from these pro golfers and in 1898 traveled to North Berwick, Scotland to develop his skills for a professional career. Pre 1923 photo, not subject to copyright. ... North Berwick North Berwick is a small Scottish seaside town in East Lothian, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, about 25 miles east of Edinburgh. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


In 1906, Arnaud Massy won the first edition of the French Open played at a Paris course. The following year he won it again, defeating a strong contingent of British players including the great Harry Vardon. But Massy wasn't through, he followed up his French national championship by becoming the first non-Brit to win the British Open. His victory raised the profile of the game in his native France, and with three other major players, Massy put on exhibition matches in various European cities that contributed significantly to the increased popularity of golf on the continent. 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Harry Vardon born May 9, 1870 in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands – died March 20, 1937 in Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England, was a champion golfer. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ...


In 1910, he won the inaugural Belgium Open and in 1911 was the runner-up at the British Open to Harry Vardon. That year, Massy completed his book on golfing that was successfully published in France then translated into English for the British market. In 1912, he won the first Spanish Open ever played. The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain. ...


Massy's golfing career had to be put on hold as a result of World War I. While serving in the French army he was wounded at Verdun but at war's end was able to return to golfing. At age 41, he had lost four prime years and struggled to compete. Remarkably, in 1925 at age 48, he won the French Open for the fourth time and then won back-to-back Spanish Opens in 1927/28. When his career finally wound down he worked as a pro at courses in England, France and Morocco. Married to an English woman, he lived in Edinburgh, Scotland during the Second World War. World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... They shall not pass — Henri Philippe Pétain The Battle of Verdun was a major battle of the Western Front in World War I. The battle was fought between the German and French armies between February 21 and 19 December 1916 around Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. ... Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Arnaud Massy retired in Etretat in Normandy where he passed away in 1950. He remains the only French golfer to ever have won any of golf's four major championships. Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a geographical region in northern France. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


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Arnaud Massy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (423 words)
Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France - died April 16, 1950 in Étretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his country's greatest golfer.
The son of a sheep farmer, Massy worked on a sardine boat and supplemented his income by caddying at the new Biarritz golf course where a great many of the best professional golfers from Britain came to practice during the off-season in the warm climate of southern France.
Massy's golfing career had to be put on hold as a result of World War I.
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