Name:Edward Bishop Dudley
Also known as:Big Ed
Lived:[1901-1963]. Born on Feb 19, 1901 in Brunswick, Georgia. Died on Oct 25, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado (aged 62).
Occupation:Professional golfer, club pro and instructor.
Ryder Cup player (1929, '33, '37). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (15) and several other professional wins in the 1920s and 30s.
Despite his 15 PGA Tour wins and 24 top ten finishes in the "majors", a major championship title eluded Dudley during his touring career. As a club professional Dudley held the prestigious honour of being the first head professional at Augusta National Golf Club. Subsequently he was the club pro for many years at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Played as the Shawnee Open (June 7-9; last played in 1930). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) and Roland Mackenzie (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Ed Dudley (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the inaugural Hershey Open (Sept 1/2). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) finished 10 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Western Open (June 18-20). Second-placed Walter Hagen (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Miami Valley GC, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 9-12). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) and Eddie Loos (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Shawnee Open (June 24/25; next played in 1936). Second-placed Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 6 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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