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Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen (Golf.  Born, Harrison, NY, Feb. 27, 1902; died, Naples, FL, May 13, 1999.)  One of the true legends of golf, Eugene Sarazen first hit the scene when, at the age of 20 years and four months, he won the 1922 U.S. Open.  He also captured the P.G.A. title in 1922 and 1923, but then […]

Walter Hagen

Walter Hagen (Golf.  Born, Rochester, NY, Dec. 21, 1892; died, Traverse City, MI, Oct. 5, 1969.)  A flamboyant personality and skilled player, Walter Hagen was the best-known U.S. golfer of the 1920s and had a large role in popularizing the game.  Hagen won 40 pro tournaments, including 17 majors, before he retired from regular competition […]

Bobby Cruickshank

Bobby Cruickshank (Golf.  Born, Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1894; died, Delray Beach, FL, Aug. 27, 1975.)  Leaving his native Scotland in 1921, Robert Allan Cruickshank came to New Jersey as the pro at Shackamaxon.  Cruickshank was a member of the P.G.A. tour from 1921-50, but some of his best years came late in his career, […]

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