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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 […]

Len Elliott

Len Elliott (Sports editor.  Born, Dover, NJ, July 15, 1902; died, Livingston, NJ, Sept. 25, 1978.)  A leading authority among writers on college football and golf, Leonard M. Elliott was sports editor of the Newark Evening News for 29 years (1939-68).  Elliott started with the News in 1925 and became sports editor in 1939 when […]

Leo Diegel

Leo Diegel (Golf.  Born, Detroit, MI, Apr. 27, 1899; died, North Hollywood, CA, May 8, 1951.)  First coming to fame at Lochmoor in Michigan, Leo Diegel eventually settled in Agua Caliente, in California, as his home course, but in between played out of New York and New Jersey.  Capable of great shot-making, Diegel was always […]

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