Richard Tufts (March 16, 1896 – December 17, 1980) was a notable figure in American golf in the mid 20th century. Events 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Born in Medford, Massachusetts, he was a grandson of James Walker Tufts, the founder of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, which was long America's preeminent golf resort. Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, on the Mystic River, just a few miles north of Boston. James Walker Tufts ( February 11, 1835 &ndash February 3, 1902) founded the Arctic Soda Fountain Co Pinehurst Resort is an historic upmarket Golf resort at Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Richard Tufts grew up in Massachusetts and attended Harvard. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. He served in World War I before starting work at Pinehurst with his father Leonard, and later taking over himself. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All He added 40 holes to the resort and hosted the 1936 PGA Championship and the 1951 Ryder Cup. The PGA Championship (sometimes referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America is an annual Golf tournament conducted by the PGA of America The Ryder Cup is a Golf trophy donated by Samuel Ryder, which is awarded Biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" between teams from He ran Pinehurst until relatives sold their stock to Diamondhead Corp. , ending family control.
Tufts was a heavyweight of the golfing establishment, eventually rising to be President of the United States Golf Association in 1956-57. The United States Golf Association ( USGA) is the United States ' national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body He was a great believer in amateurism, and had a rather patricican disapproval of any commercialisation of the sport. He was non-playing captain of the U. S. team in the amateur team competition, the Walker Cup in 1963. The Walker Cup is a Golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading Amateur golfers of the United States and He wrote several books about golf. In 1992 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St Augustine Florida, in the United States, and it is unusual among sports halls of fame in that a single site