A.W. Tillinghast
A.W. Tillinghast

1924
Joyce Wethered wins her record fifth consecutive English Ladies' Championship. The Olympic Club in San Francisco opens for play.

Joyce Wethered
Joyce Wethered

The USGA legalizes steel shafted golf clubs. The R & A does not follow suit until 1929, widening the breach in The Rules of Golf.



1925
The first fairway irrigation system is developed in Dallas, Texas. Deep-grooved irons are banned by both the USGA and the R & A.

1926
Jesse Sweetser becomes the first native-born American to win the British Amateur.

Jesse Sweester
Jesse Sweester

Bobby Jones wins the British Open.

Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

Gate money is instituted at the British Open.

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