Golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the III Olympiad
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VenueGlen Echo Country Club
DatesSeptember 17–24, 1904
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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, two golf events were contested – men's individual and team tournaments. The competitions were held from September 17, 1904 to September 24, 1904. It was the second and final appearance of the sport at the Olympics until the 2016 Summer Olympics. The men's individual event was switched to a match play tournament rather than the stroke play used four years earlier.[1]


There were two golf events at the 1904 Olympic Games. The first was a team championship open to golf associations, and contested over 36 holes of stroke play by teams of ten amateur golfers with all scores counting towards the team total. It was followed by an individual event contested as a match play knockout by the leading 32 players following a 36-hole stroke play qualifying round, with each match played over 36 holes.[2]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 George Lyon (CAN)  Chandler Egan (USA)  Burt McKinnie (USA)
 Francis Newton (USA)
 United States (USA)
Western Golf Association

Edward Cummins
Kenneth Edwards
Chandler Egan
Walter Egan
Robert Hunter
Nathaniel Moore
Mason Phelps
Daniel Sawyer
Clement Smoot
Warren Wood

 United States (USA)
Trans-Mississippi Golf Association

John Cady
Albert Lambert
John Maxwell
Burt McKinnie
Ralph McKittrick
Francis Newton
Henry Potter
Frederick Semple
Stuart Stickney
William Stickney

 United States (USA)
United States Golf Association[a]

Douglass Cadwallader
Jesse Carleton
Harold Fraser
Arthur Hussey
Orus Jones
Allan Lard
George Oliver
Simeon Price
John Rahm
Harold Weber

Participating nations

A total of 77 golfers from 2 nations competed at the St. Louis Games:

Medal table

1 United States1236
2 Canada1001
Totals (2 entries)2237


  1. ^ The IOC medalist database lists an American team as winning the bronze medal. Like all other teams in the database, the team is not named beyond "United States of America III" (the gold and silver medal teams are I and II, respectively). Unlike the other two teams, however, there are no participants listed in the bronze-medal team. The list of golfers on the USGA team, and the names of the golf associations sponsoring all three teams, can be found in other sources.


  1. ^ "Golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Olympic Championship". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. September 11, 1904. p. 43. Retrieved September 14, 2021 – via