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Jeff Sweetser and Chick Evans... 1923 amateur golf...

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July 28, 1923

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, July 28, 1923  The Sports Section tells of Jess Sweetser defeating Chick Evans in the semi-final for the 1923 Western Amateur Golf Championship. The previous year Sweetser defeated Bobby Jones to win the championship, and this was the final step in his request to repeat. Unfortunately he would lose in the final round. Nice to have both Jess Sweetser and Chick Evans shown together in the same photograph. (Note: Jess would eventually go on to become the first American to win the British Amateur Title in 1926.)
Additional news and period ads are found throughout, including reports regarding both Blue Laws and Prohibition.
Complete in 18 pages, loose at the spine, edge chipping with even toning, but otherwise good. Issues from this era are very brittle. Since the pages are loose, we have placed the page containing the golf content on top.

Category: The 20th Century