25¢ Francis Ouimet
Issue Date: February 5, 1988
City: New York, NY
Printed By: American Bank Note Co
Printing Method: Photogravure
Although Francis Ouimet played a key role in popularizing golf, he is relatively unknown to most Americans. In 1913, at only 20 years of age, Ouimet - "America's first golfing hero" - became the first amateur and second native American to capture the US Open. He astounded Americans by beating two veteran English professionals at the US Open Championship. His victory changed the course of golf forever. He is referred to as the “father of amateur golf” in the US and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.