For more than a century, The Country Club founded in Brookline, near Boston, in 1882, has played a seminal role in the history of American golf. A founder member of the United States Golf Association and provider of six of its presidents, the club has hosted fifteen USGA tournaments and the Ryder Cup. It was the stage for perhaps the greatest golf upset in the history of the game when a twenty-year old club caddie, Francis Ouimet, dismantled two of Britain’s greatest champions to win the 1913 U.S. Open Championship. It also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup when another drama took place – Justin Leonard’s famous forty-five foot putt that clinched the match for the Americans.
[Brookline, Massachusetts: The Country Club, 2009]