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Larry Olmsted Traces Golf's Worldwide Popularity to the 1913 U.S. Open

DAE On Demand

English - April 08, 2021 20:23 - 8 minutes - 1 Byte - ★★★ - 8 ratings
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Ian and Jay bring back Larry Olmsted, author of "Fans, How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding" to discuss how fandom increased the popularity of golf, making it the sport it is today. Larry makes the argument that golf as we know it, and all that comes with it, would not exist had not sports fans fallen for the game as spectators first. Larry talks about three players from the early 20th Century who can be bestowed as the fathers of American Golf, taking a niche sport to something average Joes were able to enjoy. All that and MORE!