Golf star Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr. (1890 - 1979) was not one to sit on his laurels; busy as he was, he sat himself down and penned this whimsical history of golf for the Vanity Fair readers. The essay was titled The Royal and Ancient Game, which we have broken up into several printable file sizes for your enjoyment. This article appeared not too long after the publication of Chick Evans' Golf Book: The Story of the Sporting Battles of the Greatest of All Amateur Golfers (1921).
Much to his credit, in 1930 Evans had successfully launched a college scholarship program for eligible golf caddies. The Evans Scholarship fund continues to this day and has, up to this writing, sent over 8,000 golf caddies to college.
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