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Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus (Golf.  Born, Columbus, OH, Jan. 21, 1940.)  Winner of more major tournaments than any other golfer in history, “the Golden Bear” captured 20 major titles, with two of his most dramatic victories coming in U.S. Opens at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., in 1967 and 1980.  Jack William Nicklaus also won the Open in […]

Helen Hockenjos

Helen Hockenjos (Golf.  Born, Paterson, NJ, Aug. 6, 1906; died, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, June 2, 1995.)  A school teacher who played out of Baltusrol, Helen Hockenjos was the New Jersey women’s amateur champion in 1936 and 1939 and won the New Jersey Women’s Golf Association 54-hole title in 1942.  Hockenjos played for more than seven […]

Tony Manero

Tony Manero (Golf. Born, New York, NY, Apr. 4, 1905; died, Greenwich, CT, Oct. 22, 1989.) A long-time pro in the metropolitan area, Anthony Manero won the 1932 Westchester Open and was a steady contender in area events. Manero won his greatest victory, the U.S. Open, in 1936 at Baltusrol. He shot a record 67 […]

Ed Furgol

Ed Furgol (Golf.  Born, New York Mills, NY, Mar. 27, 1919; died, Miami Shores, FL, Mar. 6, 1997.)  For sheer determination, there has rarely been a professional golfer who equaled Edward B. Furgol.  Furgol played touring pro with a crooked left arm as the result of a childhood accident. Yet, he challenged for most of […]

Johnny Farrell

Johnny Farrell (Golf.  Born, White Plains, NY, Apr. 1, 1901; died, Boynton Beach, FL, June 14, 1988.)  After a career that lasted some 15 years as a touring pro, Johnny Farrell achieved additional fame as the home pro at the fabled Baltrusol club in Springfield, N.J., for 38 years.  Farrell first hit the touring circuit […]

Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus (Golf.  Born, Columbus, OH., Jan. 21, 1940.) Winner of more major tournaments than any other golfer in history, “the Golden Bear” captured 20 major titles, with two of his most dramatic victories coming in U.S. Opens at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., in 1967 and 1980.  Jack Nicklaus also won the Open in 1962 and […]

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