Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Founding Golfer?

Over at Concurring Opinions, Lawprof Gerard Magliocca points out that James Wilson "was probably the only Founder to play golf."

The evidence?

1.  Wilson was born in Scotland and lived there until he was 23.
2.  He went to college at St. Andrews, the home of golf.

3.  There is an anecdote about him playing golf as a young man, though that could be apocryphal.
It's possible.  Wilson was born in 1742 and apparently studied at the University of St. Andrews in the early 1760s, later emigrating to Philadelphia in 1766. The predecessor to Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St, Andrews was founded in 1754.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails