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Encyclopedia > Laurie Auchterlonie

Laurence Auchterlonie, (born 18??, died 1948), usually known as Laurie, was a Scottish born golfer. He was a native of St Andrews, the "Home of Golf". In 1902, representing the Chicago Golf Club, he won the eighth U.S. Open at Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, New York. He played with the recently invented Haskell rubber coated ball, which had first been used to win an important tournament the previous year, when Walter Travis used it at the U.S. Amateur and Sandy Heard at The Open Championship. It soon became the standard golf ball. Auchterlonie competed in the U.S. Open eleven times, finishing in the top ten on seven occasions. His other victories included the 1901 Western Open. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Location within the British Isles. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Garden City is an upscale, predominantly white, Catholic and Protestant village located in Nassau County, New York. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...


Laurie Auchterlonie was related to Willie Auchterlonie, who won The Open Championship in 1893. Willie Auchterlonie had a son named Laurie who was to succeed his father as honorary professional to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. This Laurie Auchterlonie should not be confused with the U.S. Open winner. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (or R&A for short) is not only one of the oldest golf clubs, but also the governing body of golf in much of the world. ...


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Laurie Auchterlonie was related to Willie Auchterlonie, who won The Open Championship in 1893.
Willie Auchterlonie had a son named Laurie who was to succeed his father as honorary professional to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
This Laurie Auchterlonie should not be confused with the U.S. Open winner.
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