R.I.P. Jim Finegan

The historian and author Jim Finegan has passed away, reports the Golf Association of Philadelphia. He was 85.

Finegan is best known to golfers for his golf travel books, the beautifully produced and eloquently written Emerald Fairways and Foam Flecked Seas (Ireland) followed by Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens (Scotland) and finally, 2003's All Courses Great and Small (England).

In the Philadelphia area his Centennial Tribute to Golf In Philadelphia is the definitive account of that golfing mecca's contributions to the game.