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].
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