On this day, In 1913 Jerome Travers won the US Amateur Championship at Garden City Country Club

Jerome Travers

Jerome Travers captured his then record fourth amateur championship on this day 103 years ago…

Published: September 6th, 2016  –  On this day, In 1913 Jerome Travers won the United States Amateur Golfing Championship at Garden City Country Club located in New York.  Travers who was a Montclair, New Jersey native but born in New York, NY achieved a record at the time as this was his fourth time winning the event–1907, 1908, 1912.  He defeated John G. Anderson of Braeburn, Mass 5 & 4 in a match play format over 36 holes on the Garden City club’s course.

The record of four U.S. Amateur titles was broken 27 years later when legendary amateur Bobby Jones won his fifth title at the 1930 Amateur Championship at Merion Golf Club. Travers was known as one of the best match play golfers of his era and had a famous rivalry between three time Amateur Champion Walter Travis.  He would go on to his greatest achievement just two years later by winning the 1915 U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club.  In 1976 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for his achievements as an amateur golfer and along with aforementioned Bobby Jones, Travers was one of the successful amateurs of all time

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