Their account reveals the remarkable features connecting the four City golf clubs, and early 20th century ‘Twin Sault’ social, political, and industrial developments, to the wider, international
history of the game. Legendary Canadian designer Stanley Thompson is one of four celebrated course architects whose work, and creative genius have shaped the modern Sault courses.
However, Parnham and Davies move well beyond these technical golf design points, to explain how golf moved from being an elitist, late 19th century North American social pursuit, to join the
cultural continental mainstream – the Sault golf history mirrored these larger trends.
Controversial industrialist Francis Clergue, successive economic booms and busts, world war, the late 20th century golf boom, and First Nations history – each play an important part in this
local golf history that offers deeper insights about the Sault … and its future.
Rick is an educator, accomplished writer, successful amateur athlete, and high level Canadian basketball referee – in addition to his over 20 years devoted to golf journalism. Associate editor
of ‘On the Tee’ magazine, a Canadian golf and hospitality online publication, Rick has reviewed several hundred golf courses in Canada and the United States. A low handicap player, Rick
lives in Keswick, Ontario.
A criminal trial lawyer by initial vocation, Bryan’s published work spans military history, political commentary, sport, and true crime. With co-author Andrew Traficante, Bryan wrote ‘A Boy from
Botwood’, a Canadian WWI history best-seller. Bryan is a partner in Sault Ste. Marie’s UFE Tagona Press, an independent publishing house. A keen, but often spectacularly unsuccessful
golfer, Bryan lives in the Sault.