If there was one individual who provided the foundation of golf in America and the organic linkage to the very roots of the game, it is Charles Blair Macdonald. In fact, because of his significant contributions to the game, he can justly be called the Father of American golf.
Born in 1855, Macdonald was sent to live with his grandfather in Scotland to study at the University of St Andrews as a 16 year-old boy. Being in the Old Toon, he became adept enough at the game to regularly play with two of the finest players at the Old Course – Davey Strath and Young Tom Morris. Needless to say he became both enthralled by the game and deeply immersed in it.