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P.J. Boatwright

P.J. Boatwright (Golf.  Born, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8, 1927; died, Morristown, NJ, Apr. 5, 1991.)  From an above-average amateur golfer, Purvis James Boatwright rose to become executive director of the U.S. Golf Association.  Considered the world’s leading authority on golf rules, Boatwright succeeded Joe Dey as U.S.G.A. executive director in 1969.  He served in that […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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