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From Scotland to Suburban Chicago: Golf in Wheaton, Illinois - Bob Jacobsen, Author, Historian Wheaton Legend (Part 3)



EPISODE SUMMARY

In this final part of the series, Bob Jacobson discusses the origins of golf in Wheaton, Illinois. He explains how Charles Blair MacDonald, who was educated in Scotland, brought the idea of golf back to the suburbs of Chicago in the late 1800s. MacDonald's passion for the sport and his association with Tom Morris at St. Andrews (yes, that Tom Morris) inspired him to introduce golf to the local community. MacDonald's determination eventually led to the establishment of golf courses in Wheaton. FORE!


EPISODE NOTES

In this final part of the series, Bob Jacobson discusses the origins of golf in Wheaton, Illinois. He explains how Charles Blair MacDonald, who was educated in Scotland, brought the idea of golf back to the suburbs of Chicago in the late 1800s. MacDonald's passion for the sport and his association with Tom Morris at St. Andrews (yes, that Tom Morris) inspired him to introduce golf to the local community. MacDonald's determination eventually led to the establishment of golf courses in Wheaton. FORE!


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