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Encyclopedia > Walter Travis

Walter J. Travis (January 10, 1862July 31, 1927) was a prominent early 20th century golfer and golf course architect. Though he was entirely self-taught, did not take up the game until the age of 35 and did not compete until 1900, he was known as a top player, winning the United States Amateur Championship in 1900, 1901, and 1903. He played competitively until the age of 53, earning the nickname "The Old Man". January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


An Australian emmigrant who became a U.S. citizen, he contributed heavily to the United States Golf Association Rules of Golf, and wrote extensively on golf topics, founding The American Golfer magazine in 1901. 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. ...


He began working as a course architect in 1899 with a design for Ekwanok Country Club in Vermont, and his remodelling of the Garden City Golf Club placed him in great demand. His final project was the Country Club of Troy in 1927. Travis was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1999, Golf World magazine ranked Travis second in its Top Ten List of Underrated Golf Course Architects. Four Travis-designed courses were included in Golfweek's 2001 list of America's top 100 "Classic" courses. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


External links

  • The Walter J. Travis Society

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Timeline of golf history (1851-1945) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2815 words)
Walter Travis wins his second U.S. Amateur, and becomes the first golfer to win a major title with the Haskell ball, the first rubber-cored golf ball.
Walter Travis publishes his first book, "Practical Golf", a tome that received a rave review in the NY Times.
Walter J. Travis becomes the first American to win the British Amateur using the center-shafted, Schenectady putter.
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