Arthur Hesketh Groom

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– References:
– Golf Club Atlas Archived 2007-02-18 at the Wayback Machine – Gliding Past Fuji – C.H. Alison in Japan, retrieved February 16, 2007

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– Anglo-Japanese relations
– List of people with surname Groom
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Arthur Hesketh Groom (1846–1918) was the founder of the Kobe Golf Club, Japan's first golf club. Groom came to Japan in 1868 and became a long-term resident of Kobe. He was a known outdoorsman and mountaineer, and it is his appreciation for the local mountains near Kobe and a lament that golf was unavailable in Japan that led him and a group of friends to found the Club.

Arthur Hesketh Groom
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