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Harold Sanderson

Harold Sanderson (Golf.  Born, Walton-on-Thames, Eng., Jan. 17, 1903; died, Roanoke, VA, Dec. 31, 2003.)  A one-time touring pro, Harold Sanderson was a long-time club professional in the New York area.  Sanderson was the head pro at Briarwood Lodge and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester in the 1920s, ran the pro shop at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. (1925-30) and was then head pro at Canoe Brook in Summit, N.J. (1930-67) before retiring.   He was also a pro at clubs in Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as touring briefly but never winning a tournament.  Sanderson finished 49th in the 1932 U.S. Open at Fresh Meadows in Flushing won by Gene Sarazen (q.v.).  He won the 1959 New Jersey P.G.A. title and six state and national senior tournaments in the 1960s.  At the time of his death, Sanderson was the oldest member of the U.S. P.G.A., to which he belonged for 77 years.

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