One of Ohio’s best amateur golfers for over 40 years, he qualified for the National Amateur Championships more than 25 times, and was runner-up to Arnold Palmer for the title on one occasion. Won every Cleveland-area amateur crown, including dive District Amateur Championships (1935-36-40-47-51). Also won U.S. Seniors Gold Association Championship.
Member of the U.S. Curtis Cup Team in 1952 and 1954, she was runner-up for the Women’s Western in 1953 and 1954. Won seven Cleveland Women’s Gold Association championships between 1942 and 1973 and was the Ohio Women’s champion for times (1950-52-53-54). Also won the 1951 Women’s Doherty title.
One of the great woman athletes of her time, she was runner-up for the Women’s National Amateur title in 1925, won the Cleveland Women’s Amateur Championship four times (1931-32-34-35) and was a three time Ohio Women’s titlist. Also was a national women’s tennis champion during a memorable athletic career that lasted from 1924 to 1939.
A ten-time qualifier for the National Open and Amateur Championships, he won his first major title, the Ohio Amateur Championship, in 1940. Was gold medalist and U.S. team captain at 1967 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Other titles included Cleveland District Golf Association Amateur Championship in 1950, Ohio Pre-Seniors in 1964, North-South Senior Four Ball in 1972 and Great Lakes Senior Golf Association Championship in 1974 and 1975.
One of the first fine amateur golfers produced in Cleveland area. Won the Ohio Amateur Championship in 1908, 1910 and 1914. Also won Cleveland Amateur Championship three times. Qualified for the National Amateur Championship three times. Qualified for the National Amateur Championships on several occasions, the first time in 1907. Known during a career which began in 1907 and ended in 1918 as the Prince of Golfdom.
First Clevelander ever named to the U.S. Walker Cup Team (1951). Ranked sixth among U.S. amateur golfers that year. Twice won the Ohio Amateur championship (1948-50) and was quarter-finalist in the 1949 U.S. Amateur Championships. Won his first major local title at the age of 19 when he captured the Cleveland District Golf Association Junior Championship in 1940.
Winner of 1946 Masters Championship at Augusta, Georgia, his professional career spanned two decades from 1940 through 1960. Among other tournaments he won were the Sierberling, Akron and Ohio Opens. Served as head professional at Akron’s famed Firestone Country Club for many years and won recognition as one of the game’s most competent instructors.
Winner of back-to-back PGA titles in 1936 and 1937, a feat no golfer matched in the succeeding 40 years. Won the British Open championship in 1933, was runner-up in the 1941 U.S. Open and played for U.S. Ryder Cup Teams in 1931, ’33, ’35 and ’37. Won two Cleveland District and Ohio Open championships and five Akron Open titles. Career covered era from 1930 to 1970. Elected to PGA Golf Hall of Fame in 1957.
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.
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