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Richard Tufts (born March 16, 1896 in Medford, Massachusetts; died December 17, 1980) was a notable figure in American golf in the mid 20th century. He was a grandson of James Walker Tufts, the founder of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, which was long America's preeminent golf resort. Richard Tufts grew up in Massachusetts and attended Harvard. He served in World War I before starting work at Pinehurst with his father Leonard, and later taking over himself. He added 40 holes to the resort and hosted the 1936 PGA Championship and the 1951 Ryder Cup. He ran Pinehurst until relatives sold their stock to Diamondhead Corp., ending family control. March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1630 Zip Code(s): 02155 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Location Location in Massachusetts Government County Middlesex County Form of Government Mayor-council city Mayor Michael J. McGlynn Geography Area Total 8. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Golfer after swing. ... James Walker Tufts (1835 – 1902) owner of the American Soda Foundation purchased 5000 acres (20 km²) of land for $5000 in North Carolina for a new town. ... Photo of the Carolina Hotel, the largest and primary hotel on the Pinehurst Resort grounds. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 500 miles (805 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Military dead: 4 million The First World War, also known as The Great War, The War to End All Wars, and World War I (abbreviated WWI) was... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Tufts was a heavyweight of the golfing establishment, eventually rising to be President of the United States Golf Association in 1956-57. He was a great believer in amateurism, and had a rather patricican disapproval of any commercialisation of the sport. He was non-playing captain of the U.S team in the amateur team competition, the Walker Cup in 1963. He wrote several books about golf. In 1992 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


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