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A historic ‘Tillie’ golf course in Norfolk

A golfer in the aftermath of his swing, at the historic Norfolk Country Club. Photo by Savage Frieze

NORFOLK — While most non-golfers don’t know A.W. Tillinghast from A& W Root Beer, for those who swing the sticks in a determined quest for par, “Tillie” is a big name in the golf architecture business. It’s a treat to play one of his courses.

But perhaps even the golfers among us do not know that Tillinghast is credited with one of the area’s most historic and oldest courses, the nine-hole layout at Norfolk Country Club (NCC).

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