​December 12, 1899: George Grant Receives A Patent For His Invention

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Dr. George Grant of Boston was issued patent #638920 for his invention of the 1st wooden golf tee.

George Franklin Grant was the 1st African American professor at Harvard. 

He was also a Boston dentist and an inventor.

LEGACY: In 1991 the USGA recognized Dr. Grant as the inventor of the wooden tee, a modification of Percy Ellis’ “Perfectum” tee.

Read more legendary stories like this at:  Daily Black History Facts

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