The objective of this book is to illustrate how golf became such a popular pastime in America. The roles people played in making that so are long-forgotten, distant memories with the exception of a few, like Harry Vardon. But for overpopulation in Europe and political strife, which led to a mass exodus to North America, it is conceivable that golf would be no more thought of in this country than cricket, rugby, or soccer. The lowly golf professionals that escaped abject poverty and war for a better life and Harry Vardon were instrumental in growing the game. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.