Class of 1975

 Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson’s place in U.S. Open history belongs on the same pantheon as Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus. He was the first to win four U. S. Open Championships and the only golfer in history to win three in succession. The sad part of Anderson’s biography is that he died at the age …

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 Fred Corcoran

Fred Corcoran

You won’t find his name in any golf record book, but Fred Corcoran was one of golf’s pioneers. In the years following World War II, Corcoran helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association, the World Cup and Golf Writers Association of America. His ideas helped spawn the World Golf Hall of Fame, and he was …

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 Joseph Dey

Joseph Dey

There has been no golf administrator who had a greater influence on the game of golf than Joseph C. Dey Jr. His was a 40-year run that brought about sweeping change and was executed in the most dignified manner. Dey served as Executive Director of the United States Golf Association from 1934-1968, and then as …

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 Chick Evans

Chick Evans

Charles “Chick” Evans was the first man to win the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. Using seven hickory-shafted clubs, Evans led the 1916 Open at Minikahda from start to finish, shooting a record score of 286 that would stand for 20 years. Ten weeks later, at Merion, he won the …

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 Tom Morris Jr.

Tom Morris Jr.

Young Tom Morris followed in his father’s footsteps, winning four British Open Championships before his tragic death at the age of 24. With broad shoulders and hands that were both powerful and deft, he dominated the game in the short time he played it. “He was simply too good for the available competition,” wrote Ross …

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 J.H. Taylor

J.H. Taylor

It was the legendary Scotsman, Andrew Kirkaldy, who first saw the greatness in John Henry Taylor. After losing a challenge match to Taylor in 1891, Kirkaldy went back to St. Andrews and predicted that the young Englishman who just defeated him would win many Open Championships. “You’ll see more of Taylor,” he said. “And then …

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 Glenna Collett Vare

Glenna Collett Vare

Glenna Collett Vare was known as the female Bobby Jones. She was the greatest female golfer of her day, but equally important as the number of times she won was the way she won. As Jones once wrote, “Aside from her skill with her clubs, Miss Collett typified all that the word ‘sportsmanship’ stands for.” …

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 Joyce Wethered

Joyce Wethered

She combined feminine grace with the type of precision no golfer of her era was able to achieve. She amazed Henry Cotton with her ball-striking, and Glenna Collett Vare with her tenacity. Joyce Wethered, who later went by the more proper married name of Lady Heathcoat-Armory, was revered as the queen of British amateur golf. …

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