by Tin Whistles (Pinehurst, N.C.), 75th Anniversary Committee
Pinehurst, N.C.: [Publisher unidentified], 1979. 26p. A fine copy in original blue with silver and gold on felt cover. Only the Universities of North Carolina and British Columbia have copies. What began as a winter resort for those with respiratory problems in 1895 offered a golf course in early 1899 and by 1904 they decided to incorporate golf and drinking (in spite of North Carolina's discouragement of alcohol). They chose the name of a gang of New York toughs known as "the tin whistles". They felt that only white, Christian gentlemen could appreciate the fine points of golf. Edgar A. Guest's poem: "To the Tin Whistles" is here, as well as photographs of its history. General George Marshall and Bobby Jones were honorary members and they did allow Babe Didrikson to play in a few friendly matches. Many nice illustratons of its history.
(Inventory #: 018806)
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