What People are Saying About “Golf Reaches the Seven Hills”:

“Gerry has captured not only Cincinnati’s rich history, but, moreover, the fabric and personality of the Queen City’s golf story. Names and places we have revered for over a century have come to life through this marvelous work. A must-read for all golf aficionados. What a treat.”

John Reis
Former Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Golf Association; Member of the Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame

“This fascinating journey takes us through the roles Greater Cincinnati and its residents played in the overall history of the game itself. Gerry wove in facts and stories about people and tournaments gone by—some even reported by those still living—and he did it with humor sprinkled in. There is a very well-done chapter on Women’s Golf but also includes their contributions throughout the book in just the right places!”

Margaret Jones
Three-time Women’s Met and four-time Kentucky Women’s Amateur Champion

“I have been involved in golf in Cincinnati since I was 9 years old from starting the game at Avon Fields to competing in local tournaments all over the city. After reading Gerry’s book, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the history of golf and consider myself blessed to have experienced it. The book is a must read and you will undoubtedly enjoy it!”

Kevin Hall
Met Champion, Big Ten Individual Champion for Ohio State University & Professional Golfer (first deaf golfer to play in a PGA Tour event and earn a Korn Ferry tour card)

“Gerry Lanham’s book, Golf Reaches the Seven Hills, is a treasure every area golfer should have in the library. It’s easy to use for research, but even better as a book read straight through. You’ll learn a lot about our golf history in Greater Cincinnati. My hope is other cities will attempt a similar book to draw the history of the game in the United States together by region.”

John Fischer III
Noted Golf Historian, Author and Member of the USGA Museum Committee

“After reading Gerry’s book, I now recognize the privilege I had growing up in a city with such an established Women’s Golf program and storied history. This book highlights the early and prolific champions of the city, while inspiring future generations with the stories of those who paved the way”.

Allison Schultz
Champion – 2010 Women’s Met and 2012 Ohio Women’s Amateur

“Gerry Lanham has done an outstanding job of pulling together the many threads of Cincinnati golf history. Now in one tidy volume the many facets of the area’s golf heritage have been preserved for future generations to read, study and reflect upon. It will serve as a handy reference work as well as a good read.”

Pete Georgiady
Author of seventeen Golf History Books; Member of the USGA Museum Committee and the Literati of the Links (Scotland)

“As a golfer who grew up in Cincinnati and has been a PGA Member for 23 years, I wholeheartedly endorse this golf book. Gerry Lanham takes you on a journey through the history of golf in Cincinnati that you have never experienced before. This is a must read for anybody who loves the game of golf.”

Dave Bahr
Golf Professional and eleven-time Qualifier for Professional and Senior Professional National Championships; winner of 2018 Horton Smith Award from SOPGA

“As a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and lover of the game of golf it never occurred to me how limited our knowledge is of the history of Golf in Cincinnati until reading Gerry’s book. His detailed, informative, historical account of golf’s history in Cincinnati is a must read not just for golfers in Cincinnati but all golfers.”

Robert Gerwin II
Two-time Champion of Men’s Met and Ohio Amateur; Member of the Ohio Golf Association Hall of Fame

“Gerry Lanham is to be thanked for exploring and discovering much of the forgotten or incorrect history of the early years of Cincinnati golf. Let us also encourage him to complete the history since 1960 before those details are distorted or forgotten also.”

James Cissell
Rules Official at over 100 USGA Championships and 40 NCAA Championships

“Being a college coach and recruiting the Cincinnati area since 2013, I’ve watched accomplished amateurs like Will Grimmer, Daniel Wetterich, Austin Squires and Garrett Wood play the game at a high level—locally and nationally. Through Gerry’s book, learning about accomplished amateurs like Johnny Fischer, Maurice McCarthy, Tom Strange, Jimmy Woods and others, made me realize that Cincinnati has been competing with success on the national stage for over 100 years.”

Brian McCants
Men’s Golf Head Coach at Newberry (NC) College and Xavier University