"The Greatest Thing in the World"

Title"The Greatest Thing in the World"
Year for Search1901
AuthorsSutphen, [William Gilbert] Van Tassel (1861-1945)
Tertiary AuthorsSutphen, Van Tassel
Secondary TitleThe Nineteenth Hole: Being Tales of the Fair Green
Pagination107-30
Date Published1901
PublisherHarper & Brothers
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Humor set in 1999. Golf has so swept the U. S. that in 1950 the presidencies of the country and the U. S. Golfing Association have been combined under the latter title. In 1952 Congress passed the Compulsory Golf Bill for all citizens, both men and women, between eighteen and forty-five. Most people played golf full time and could earn a living and pension doing so. Huge technical advances in clubs and balls. Ends with golfing being overthrown in a revolution.

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(1861-1945)

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1901 Sutphen, [William Gilbert] Van Tassel (1861-1945). “The Greatest Thing in the World.” In his The Nineteenth Hole: Being Tales of the Fair Green (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901), 107-30. L

Humor set in 1999. Golf has so swept the U. S. that in 1950 the presidencies of the country and the U. S. Golfing Association have been combined under the latter title. In 1952 Congress passed the Compulsory Golf Bill for all citizens, both men and women, between eighteen and forty-five. Most people played golf full time and could earn a living and pension doing so. Huge technical advances in clubs and balls. Ends with golfing being overthrown in a revolution.