Atlantic City Country Club Famous Golf Firsts

The term "Birdie"

FIRST used at Atlantic City Country Club to represent a score of one under par in December 1903 on the 12th Hole of the old course, now the chipping green.


The term "Eagle"

FIRST used at Atlantic City Country Club to represent a score of two under par as a continuation of the "Birdie" theme.


The FIRST Senior Tour event

Contested here in 1980 and was won by Don January.


The FIRST intercollegiate Ivy League Championship

Contested at Atlantic City Country Club in 1901 and was won by Harvard.


FIRST American to win the U.S.G.A. Open Championship

In 1911, Atlantic City Golf Professional John J. McDermott at Age 19, became the FIRST American to win the U.S.G.A. Open Championship. He repeated in 1912 and remains the youngest to have ever won the Open.


U.S. Women's Open Championship

The 1975 U.S. Women's Open Championship at Atlantic City Country Club marked the FIRST time that the tournament was held three times at the same venue.


U.S.G.A. Women's Open Championship three-time winner

Babe Didrickson Zaharias won her FIRST of three U.S.G.A. Women's Open Championships at Atlantic City Country Club in 1948.


The "Haskell Ball"

FIRST used by Walter Travis at Atlantic City Country Club in winning the 1901 U.S.G.A. Amateur Championship. A total of six U.S.G.A. major championships have been contested at Atlantic City Country Club.

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