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Willie Turnesa

Willie Turnesa (Golf.  Born, Elmsford, NY, Jan. 29, 1914; died, Sleepy Hollow, NY, June 16, 2001.)  An outstanding golfer from a family of outstanding golfers, William Peter Turnesa had six older brothers who played the game professionally.  He was the only one who never turned pro, but “Willie the Wedge” was an outstanding amateur before […]

Maureen Orcutt

Maureen Orcutt (Golf.  Born, New York, Apr. 1, 1907; died, Durham, N.C., Jan. 9, 2007.)   One of the “Big Four” of women’s golf in the 1930s and 1940s, Maureen Orcutt was a dominant figure in her sport as an amateur in the days before the formation of the women’s pro tour.  She was a leading […]

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