A SHORT HISTORY OF GOLF IN FRANCE
|Born in Biarritz (south-west of France), in 1877. He discovered the game by caddying there when the course was just built in 1888.
First appearance at the Open in 1905. He finished 5th.
Two years later, in june 1907, at Hoylake, he became the first foreigner (and the only french player until today) to win this tremendous championship.
Won also the French Open 4 times (1906, 1907, 1911, 1925).
He wrote the first general book on golf in french.
|Massy will be a key person within a group of for great players also known as the french golf mousqueteers.
This picture was taken in 1911 at La Boulie (Golf de Paris) and was printed as a postcard.
From left to right : Jean Gassiat, Louis Tellier, Arnaud Massy and Etienne Laffitte.
|Won the Ladies British Open in 1927 - and the French Ladies' Open six times (1926, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1938 and 1939).
She married René Lacoste, the great tennis champion.
Her daughter, Catherine Lacoste, continuing the skills and tradition, will become the only amateur to won the US Women's Open (in 1967).
She also won the LBO in 1969 giving us the only example of daughter and mother winners in the Britsh.
|Argelès Gazost||1890 ?||No longer exists|
|St Jean de Luz (Ste Barbe)||1892||No longer exists|
|Paramé St Malo||1893 ?||No longer exists|
|Hyères (Les Palmiers)||1894||No longer exists|
|St Raphaël Valescure||1895|
|Le Mesnil le Roi||1896||No longer exists|
|Deauville (Old course)||1899||No longer exists|
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