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Craig Wood

Craig Wood (Golf.  Born, Lake Placid, NY, Nov. 18, 1901; died, Palm Beach, FL, May 8, 1968.)  Head pro at Winged Foot for many years, Craig Ralph Wood was also an outstanding tour golfer who won 34 P.G.A. tournaments.  Wood had his most impressive victories in 1940-42.  He won the Metropolitan Open at Forest Hill […]

Vic Ghezzi

Vic Ghezzi (Golf.  Born, Rumson, NJ, Oct. 19, 1911; died, Miami Beach, FL, May 30, 1976.)  Although he subsequently played out of Kansas City, Mo., and Florida, Victor Ghezzi began his career as a tournament player and club pro in his native New Jersey.  Ghezzi, though in military service, won the New Jersey Open in […]

Wes Ellis, Jr.

Wes Ellis, Jr. (Golf.  Born, Kansas City, MO, Jan. 27, 1932; died, Teaneck, NJ, June 4, 1984.)  Head pro at the Westchester Country Club for 17 years (1967-84), Wesley B. Ellis, Jr., was also a touring P.G.A. pro.  Ellis won the Canadian Open in 1958 and the Texas Open the next year while on the […]

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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