Name:Gardner Edward Dickinson Jr.
Lived:[1927-1998]. Born on Sept 14, 1927 in Dothan, Alabama. Died on April 19, 1998 in Tequesta, Florida (aged 70).
Occupation:Professional golfer, club pro, instructor, writer and course designer.
Ryder Cup player (1967, '71). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (7) and several other professional wins, especially in Florida, in the 1950s and 60s.
After a successful PGA Tour career, during which he recorded seven victories, Dickinson became one of the founders of the Senior PGA Tour. His wife, Judy Clark, was a four-time LPGA Tour winner, who became President of the LPGA Tour.
Dickinson is known for the quote, “they say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that”.
The inaugural Legends of Golf tournament (unofficial two-man better-ball team event, which effectively launched the US Seniors' Tour). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) & Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sam Snead (USA) & Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Atlanta Classic (June 3-6). Gardner Dickinson (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 15-18). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Doral Open (March 7-10). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the Cleveland Open (June 22-25). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) and Homero Blancas (USA) finished 4 shots behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Aurora CC, Aurora, nr Cleveland, OH].
Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed team of Raymond Floyd (USA) & Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind winners Gardner Dickinson (USA) & Ruth Jessen (USA). [La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.]
Played as the Coral Gables Open (Dec 6-9). Second-placed Bill Collins (USA) and Don Fairfield (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL].
Played as the Insurance City Open (Aug 30-Sept 2). Second-placed George Bayer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gardner Dickinson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Monday Labour Day finish. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
Played as the Miami Beach Open (March 22-25). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Gardner Dickinson Jr (USA), who recorded the first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Miami Beach GC, Miami Beach, FL; at the time known as Bayshore GC].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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