History of Plaid Jacket at The Heritage
By mustang6560 on 4/25/11
After Brandt Snedeker was presented with a plaid jacket for winning The Heritage Sunday afternoon, I got to thinking, "What's the history of the plaid jacket?"
So naturally, I went to The Heritage's official website first. Nothing. How could they not the history of the plaid jacket not be on their website? Shameful.
Next, I searched "The Heritage" on Wikipedia thinking the history of the Tartan jacket would be documented there. Again, nothing. Usually Wikipedia is my go to resource.
Then, I did a Google search of "history plaid jacket + the heritage". As I looked through the results, my frustration was beginning to reach a boiling point. I mean, how long should you have to search the Internet for a piece of information as seemingly important as the plaid jacket at The Heritage?
Finally, I found some useful information. The history of the tartan jacket dates back to the early years of the Carolinas. According the CarolinaTartan.com:
Both North and South Carolina have benefited from large numbers of Scottish immigrants. The Cape Fear River Valley, in particular, was home to a large settlement of Gaelic speaking Highland Scots, among them the famous Flora MacDonald.You learn something everyday. I had no idea the Carolinas were rich with Scottish ancestry. To honor the Scottish heritage of the region, The Heritage tournament organizers have presented its winner with a Tartan jacket since Arnold Palmer won the inaugural tournament back in 1969.
The Carolinas didn't officially recognize the tartan until 1991 when the North Carolina Legislature adopted the Carolina tartan as the "offical" tartan of the state. South Carolina followed suit a decade later in 2002.
Having successfully answered my question, I now want an official tartan jacket. Too bad I'm not Scottish!
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Now there is some good use of plaid, what is this article about, I need a one sentence summary, I can't seem to read more than that before finding my way over to the picture.
I thought that might happen...
Yah- that really is one of the best oob pics ever. I didn't read 3 words of the article... and I'm not going to. Still- best post of the day, easy.
There was an aricle??
Article I meant see that picture makes it tough to even type!!
Matt F says:
Ha, best post of the day? How bout one of the top 5, if not the best, post of all time on oob!
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