13 episodes

Follow the history of the Atlanta Athletic Club as seen through the eyes of Charles Elliot. His book 'The Atlanta Athletic Club...A History' was published in 1973 and takes us from the club's humble beginnings in 1898 to its modern position as one of the premiere clubs in the world. As a dear friend of Bobby Jones, Mr. Elliott offers an insider's look at the club's rise to fame throughout the years.

The Atlanta Athletic Club. A History‪.‬ Charles Elliott

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Follow the history of the Atlanta Athletic Club as seen through the eyes of Charles Elliot. His book 'The Atlanta Athletic Club...A History' was published in 1973 and takes us from the club's humble beginnings in 1898 to its modern position as one of the premiere clubs in the world. As a dear friend of Bobby Jones, Mr. Elliott offers an insider's look at the club's rise to fame throughout the years.

    Ep. 13: A Musket, A Masterpiece and the Future of AAC

    Ep. 13: A Musket, A Masterpiece and the Future of AAC

    In addition to the wonderful golf memorabilia that has been housed at AAC since 1898, some impressive historical pieces have found a home there as well. A Revolutionary War musket was proudly displayed for almost 40 years. And a rare piece of art done by an Italian master was discovered buried behind decades of dust and dirt. In truth, AAC has long celebrated the past while taking a confident step into the future.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 12: All Eyes Turn to Riverbend

    Ep. 12: All Eyes Turn to Riverbend

    The times were, indeed, changing. In spite of the heroic efforts of the AAC leadership, the City Club and East Lake began to fall into decline and eventually had to be sold. The sale of those properties helped fund the newly-founded AAC Club at Riverbend. The clubhouse opened on March 7, 1970, and helped start a new era for the Atlanta Athletic Club.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 11: The Invaluable Men Behind the Scenes

    Ep. 11: The Invaluable Men Behind the Scenes

    Much has been written about Bobby Jones, Watts Gunn, Charlie Yates, Alexa Stirling, and other infamous athletes associated with AAC. This chapter explores the unsung heroes and the behind-the-scenes men who, throughout the club’s history, have made the Atlanta Athletic Club the spectacular club that it is.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 10: AAC Adds a Yacht Club to the Roster

    Ep. 10: AAC Adds a Yacht Club to the Roster

    When The Atlanta Athletic Club established the Lake Lanier Yacht Club, members suddenly had the opportunity to spend the day on the lake swimming, fishing, or just having a picnic on the shore. What started as a compromise for the club members north of the city turned into a valuable asset for everyone.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 9: Big Tournaments Come to East Lake

    Ep. 9: Big Tournaments Come to East Lake

    In 1950, the Women’s National Golf Championship marked the first time a national tournament had ever been played in Atlanta. Then, in 1963, The Atlanta Athletic Club hosted The Ryder Cup. Both tournaments turned the world’s attention to East Lake. This chapter covers the highlights of those two famous competitions.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 8: Fires, Adversity and the Great Depression

    Ep. 8: Fires, Adversity and the Great Depression

    Scott Hudson and Colonel Robert P. Jones saw the Atlanta Athletic Club through some heavy-duty changes. They helped the club survive two devastating fires and even the Great Depression. As the country fought through economic disaster, AAC had just acquired new properties, had a decreasing membership, was almost a million dollars in debt, and had almost no money to pay its employees. Find out how these two legendary leaders eventually turned the club around.

    • 40 min

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