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Burke, Billy

Billy Burke

Induction Year : 1984

Sport: Golf

National Open Champion in 1931 he was also a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team from 1931-33; twice, in 1934 and 1939, finished third in the Masters Tournament; was a quarterfinalist in the PGA Championship in 1936, 1938 and 1939, and was named to the PGA Hall of Fame in 1963. The first golfer to use steel clubs, he taught golf at the Country Club for 29 years, retiring in 1963.