Macdonald, Charles Blair

Hometown:

CANADA

Niagara Falls,
Ontario

Year Inducted:

2007

Induction Category:

Lifetime Achievement

Birth Date:

Nov 14, 1855 -
Apr 21, 1939

Charles Blair Macdonald

Accomplishments

  • Designed National Golf Links of America (Long Island, NY), where the inaugural Walker Cup was held in 1922.
  • Won the first official U.S. Amateur Championship in 1895.
  • In 1928, Macdonald published his book “Scotland’s Gift: Golf”, which
    covers the spread of golf (prominently featuring himself) in the United States from its beginnings in the early 1890s to 1927.