1919
The R & A assumes control over the British Open and the British Amateur. Pebble Beach Golf Links opens as the Del Monte G.L. in Pebble Beach, California.

1920
The USGA founds its famed Green Section to conduct research on turfgrass. The first practice range is opened in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The Professional Golfer of America is first published which, today known as PGA Magazine, is the oldest continually-published golf magazine in the United States.

1921
The R & A limits the size and weight of the ball.

1922
Walter Hagen becomes the first native American to win the British Open. He subsequently becomes the first professional golfer to open a golf equipment company under his own name.

Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

The Walker Cup Matches are instituted. The grandson of Walker Cup founder George Herbert Walker is George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

The Walker Cup
The Walker Cup

The Prince of Wales is elected Captain of the R & A.

The Texas Open is inaugurated, the second-oldest surviving PGA TOUR event.

Pine Valley Golf Club opens.



1923
The West and East courses at Winged Foot Golf Club open for play, designed by A.W. Tillinghast.

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