The Maidstone Club 2 Volumes 1891-1941 and 1941-1991, edited by Jeanette Edwards Rattray. Privately Printed by the club, 1991. East Hampton, New York.
Two volume hardcover set with original slipcase. Both are blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt logo. The first volume is a facsimile reprint of the original history from 1941. The president of the club at this time was Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan Am Airways. The second volume covers 1941-1991. Maidstone is one of the more elite clubs in the country located in the heart of the Hamptons on Long Island. The book is an extensive history and has many illustrations. Although ranked #60 in the top #100 golf courses in the world by a leading golf magazine, Maidstone is an under-rated and special golf course. A links style course located on the Atlantic Ocean it has played host to many golfing greats. The book includes a picture of Bobby Jones when he played at Maidstone in 1933 dressed quite nattily. He was playing with Maidstone member Grantland Rice, an early Augusta National member and legendary sports writer. Includes a list of members from both 1941 and 1991 in the rear of each book.
Maidstone is more than a golf club and the books cover the entire range of activities including tennis, the beach and social events.
A limited edition of 750.