Sylvanua P. Jermain

(1855-1935)

Golf Pioneer
Sylvanus Jermain
Sylvanus Jermain

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Jermain (left) at Inverness Club, circa 1915
Jermain (left) at Inverness Club, circa 1915

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Sylvanus Jermain
Sylvanus Jermain

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An avid golfer, Jermain established the first municipal golf course at Ottawa Park. It was the first of its kind in the Midwest. He worked with Mayor Jones to develop the city's park system.

 

He was a co-founder of Inverness Country Club,  brought the US Open to Toledo, and established The Ryder Cup.