The story of golf at Reading Country Club and in Berks County
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Reading Country Club has a rich tradition in the world of golf. The course was designed in 1922 by Alexander H. Findlay, the father of American golf. The club is a mainstay of the Berks County golf community, having hosted numerous professional tournaments and leading amateur events. What’s more, the game’s greats have played at RCC.
- Byron Nelson won the Masters and U.S. Open while he was head golf professional at RCC.
- Sam Snead shot a course record 63 in the 1949 Reading Open. The record
- Cary Middlecoff won the 1949 event.
- The 1953 Ryder Cup players sharpened their game at RCC with a two-day challenge match against a team of PGA pros.
- Betsy King, a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, learned the game at RCC
The articles chronicle the history of Reading Country Club and golf in Berks County.