Source: VT Golf Magazine | Issue: Summer 1998 | Author: Bob Labbance

Synopsis: This article is about George Low Sr. and his career within the golf community.


George Low exerted a major influence on Vermont golf in its seminal days. Low was born in Carnoustie, Sotland in 1874, where he pursued a training and apprenticeship in golf. He learned all the skills expected of Scottish professional of his day, including the making and repairing of golf clubs, the keeping of the greens, and the playing of the game.

Low made the steamer journey to the United States in 1899 and took a post at Dyker Meadows Golf Club at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. He made a quick start in professional tournament golf by placing second in the U.S. Open just weeks after his arrival in the country.

Ekwanok founder James L. Taylor was a Dyker members, and charged with the search for a professional to fill the new post at Ekwanok. When he offered the job to Low, he accepted and moved to Vermont for Ekwanok’s first season in 1900. Low held the job at Ekwanok for three summers, returning to Dyker Meadow each winter season. In 1903, he took a full-time job at Baltusrol and gave up both of his other positions. 

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