Fairfield's Fairways: 120 Years of Golf
Golf has deep roots in Fairfield, going back to the 1890s, when the sport was just becoming a national obsession. Country clubs – Brooklawn Country Club, the Country Club of Fairfield and the Patterson Club – provided the space for golf to flourish, while public courses later opened up the sport to others in the community. From these roots, Fairfield’s fairways have produced star golfers: among them, the early women’s golf champion Georgiana Bishop, internationally renowned players Gene Sarazen and Julius Boros, and today’s champions J. J. Henry and Heather Daly-Donofrio.
This exhibition celebrates the tradition of golf in Fairfield, exploring the evolution of its clubs and courses over the past 120 years and highlighting the achievements of some of Fairfield’s champion golfers, the work of notable course designers, and the significant tournaments that have taken place here.
Special thanks to:
Brooklawn Country Club, Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, The Country Club of Fairfield, The Patterson Club, Connecticut State Golf Association, and the United States Golf Association, Museum and Archives, Far Hills, New Jersey