Chay Burgess

Chay Burgess

Not too long ago Charles D. Burgess, great grandson of Chay Burgess, the teaching pro who had the privilege of teaching Francis Ouimet and many others the fine art of winning at golf e-mailed me. Eventually Charles and I were able to connect via telephone and he promised to send me his recent Book: Golf Links the Bringing of Golf to America. In the past I have had the opportunity to read many books on the history of golf in the U.S. In nearly every case the articles are at the best inaccurate and full of contradictions concerning the history of this great game. So when I started to read Charles's book, I must admit that I was tainted by my reading history and was looking for all the usual discrepancies. The book unfolded in material I have never had the privilege of reading. Brilliant research! You will not find and copy and paste research here. Charles has researched the game of golf from the beginning of the 20th century with uncanny accuracy. He has brought to my attention information regarding Alex Findlay that even I did not know! He made at least 24 references to Alex and Fred Findlay and how their lives intermingled with Chay Burgess. I am thoroughly enjoying the reading and the impressive research that Charles has accomplished. It is refreshing and I must admit very accurate. I would recommend that you go online and pick-up a copy for your library. Try Amazon, or e-mail Charles directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).