Name:Jackson Donald "Jack" Fleck
Lived:[1921-2014]. Born on Nov 7, 1921 in Bettendorf, Iowa. Died on March 21, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas (aged 92).
Original/Home Club:Davenport H.S., Iowa
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf writer.
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (in Feb 1979, the first of two Senior PGA Championships played in 1979). Fleck (USA) beat Bill Johnston (USA) and Bob Erickson (USA) at the third hole of a playoff. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL].
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 11-15). Fleck (USA) beat Bill Collins (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Fleck 68; Collins 71), to record his second PGA Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
The US Open (55th) (Jun 16-19). Fleck (USA) beat Ben Hogan (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Fleck 69 (-1), Hogan 72 (+2). Fleck, a municipal golf course pro from Iowa, prevailed in a playoff to deny the legendary Hogan his fifth US Open title. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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