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Bill Jennings

Bill Jennings (Hockey, golf.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 14, 1920; died, Byram, CT, Aug. 17, 1981.)  Distinguished by steel-gray hair and a suave demeanor, William Mitchell Jennings was the legal mastermind behind the acquisition of the controlling interest in Madison Square Garden by Graham-Paige Corp. from James D. Norris in 1960.  Jennings later served as […]

Guido Cribari

Guido Cribari (Sports editor.  Born, Mt. Vernon, NY, July 12, 1915; died, Bronxville, NY, Oct. 8, 2008.)  A chance meeting in a barbershop led Guido Cribari to a 50-year career in the newspaper business and a place as one of the leading golf writers and organizers in the East. Cribari was approached by Art Saunders, […]

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Fred Corcoran (Golf.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 4, 1905; died, White Plains, NY, June 23, 1977.)  A sportswriter who became a leading golf promoter, Fred J. Corcoran was the tournament director of the Westchester Classic (later the Buick Classic) from 1967-76.  Starting as a sportswriter in New England, Corcoran put his early experience as a […]

Julius Boros

Julius Boros (Golf.  Born, Fairfield, CY, Mar. 3, 1920; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 28, 1974.)  Joining the P.G.A. Tour in 1950, Julius Nicholas Boros played it for a quarter-century.  Boros won under $1 million purse money during that time, but older was definitely better for him.  Almost half of his prize winnings came after […]

Frank Beard

Frank Beard (Golf.  Born, Dallas, TX, May 1, 1939.)  Although he shot successive 67s for the final two rounds, Frank Beard didn’t seem to have much of a chance to win the $50,000 first prize in the 1969 Westchester Classic.  In a field that included all the legends (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee […]

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