GOLF IN FRANCE
|1856||Pau. The very first course on the Continent.|
|1890 ?||Argelès Gazost. No longer exists.|
|1891||Cannes Mandelieu. Created by the Grand Duc Michel de Russie|
|1892||Sainte Barbe. Called "golf des anglais". No longer exists.|
|1893||Paramé St Malo. No longer exists.|
|1894||Hyères (Les Palmiers). No longer exists.|
|1895||St Raphaël, Valescure|
|1896||Compiègne. Hosted the Olympic golf competition in 1900.|
|1896||Le Mesnil le Roi. No longer exists. Was the first "Golf de Paris" before it moved to La Boulie, near Versailles.|
|1899||Deauville (Old course). No longer exists.|
|Ado, Jean-Baptiste (born 1913)|
|Played several times in The Open, between 1951 and 1958.|
Boyer, Auguste (born at Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1908)
|Started as a caddy at the Nice GC. Won several times the opens of Italy, Germany and Switzeland.
He wrote a book entitled "Le Golf"
Gassiat, Jean (born at Biarritz,Septembre 3rd, 1883)
|His real christian name was Louis, but was called Jean.
He finished several time in the top tenth at The Open and won the French Open in 1912. Pro at Chatilly, he is well known for the design of a putter called "grand piano".
|Brothers (Gustave et René) and René's son: Roger.|
Lacoste, Catherine (b. June 27th, 1945)
|Daughter of the lady champion Simone Thion de La Chaume, Catherine remains the only amateur woman to win the Lady US Open (in 1967). In 1969, she won both the US Ladies Amateur and the Lady British Amateur ! This is the only example where a mother and her daughter both won the prestigious British amateur championship.|
Massy, Arnaud. (b. 1877, Biarritz - d. 1950, Etretat).
|The only French (and first non British) to win The Open (Hoylake, 1907). Wrote the first important golf book in French.|
|Represented France many times in the States. A french at the US Open.|
Thion de la Chaume, Simone.
|It was before she married tennisman René Lacoste that Simone Thion de la Chaume,
of a great golfers family, won in 1927 the Lady British Open.
In her honours list : 9 French close championships and 6 International French Amateur.
Vagliano, Lally (born 1921).
|One of the greatest French Ladies player. Daugher of A. Vagliano (who was president of the French Golf Fedefartion) she won many tournaments, including the British Youth and British Ladies under the name of Vicomtesse de Saint-Sauveur. Now Lally Segard.|
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