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Mason Phelps

Full name: Mason Elliott Phelps
Gender: Male
Born: December 7, 1885 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 2, 1945 in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Western Golf Association / Midlothian Country Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

From a wealthy Chicago family Mason Phelps went to Yale where he played golf for three years and captained the team in his senior year. He first became known as a golfer in 1904 when he finished 43rd in the U.S. Open, and later in the year, played for the Western GA team which won the Olympic gold medal. In addition, Phelps went to the quarterfinals individually at the Olympic golf tournament. Phelps went on to have a fine golf career. He was a prominent player in the U.S. Amateur from 1907 until 1912. In 1909 he lost in the semi-finals to Robert Gardner (three-time champion as well as a future world record holder in the pole vault) and in 1912 he lost in the quarter-finals to Jerry Travers. Phelps also lost in the first round in 1911 to Fred Kammer, whose son, Fred, Jr., played on the 1936 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team. Phelps did not always lose, however. His biggest victories came in 1908 and 1910 when he won the Western Amateur crown. After his 1906 graduation from Yale, Mason Phelps traveled a bit and then became interested in an invention useful in manufacturing electrical supplies. The invention was successful and he formed the Pheoll Manufacturing Co., of which he served as president from 1908 until his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual United States USA 5T
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf Men's Team Western Golf Association-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank HU/TP S
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying 6T 166
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round One 10T 86
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round Two 3 80
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Round One Match #13 1 6 & 4
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Round Two Match #7 1 12 & 10
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf United States Quarter-Finals Match #4 2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Final Standings 1 177
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round One 1 89
1904 Summer 18 St. Louis Golf Western Golf Association-1 USA Round Two 1 88