In 1900 Charles E. Sands of The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club achieved a landmark victory in golf at the Paris Olympic Games, making him the first, and America’s only, Men’s Olympic Golf Champion. This accomplishment was all the more remarkable because Sands was primarily known for his prolific tennis skills. But in winning the first Olympic golf competition, a little celebrated and long forgotten achievement, Charles Sands left an indelible mark on the history of the Olympic Games and on the history of golf.

The 1900 Olympics

THE 1900 OLYMPICS

The 1900 Olympic Games, the second occurrence of the modern Olympics, were held in Paris May 14-October 28, 1900. The games were conducted in…
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The Golf Medal

THE GOLF MEDAL

Most committees followed the example of the 1896 games in Athens which awarded silver medals to the winners and silver plated bronze to the runners up…
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Sands Golf Accomplishments

OTHER GOLF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In 1895 Charles Sands joined the Saint Andrew’s Golf Club and began playing golf. In October of that year, just three months after taking up the game, he…
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TENNIS ACHIEVEMENTS

Charles Sands grew up playing tennis and excelled in all types of racquet sports in his secondary and college years. Upon graduating from Columbia College…
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