Name:James R. "Jim" Turnesa
Lived:[1912-1971]. Born on Dec 9, 1912 in New York City. Died on Aug 27, 1971 in Elmsford, New York (aged 58).
Original/Home Club:Elmsford, NY
Played as the inaugural Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr; over 36-holes). Jim Turnesa (USA) & Gloria Armstrong (USA) beat Bob Goalby (USA) & Fay Crocker (Uruguay) at the third hole of a playoff. [Co-hosted by Pinecrest Lakes GC (now Pinecrest GC), Avon Park, FL and Harder Hall GC, Sebring, FL].
Played as the Metropolitan Open. (Sept 16-18; Metropolitan Golf Assoc event). Second-placed Shelley Mayfield (USA) finished 1 shot behind 46-year-old Jim Turnesa (USA). [Woodmere Club, Woodmere, Long Island, NY].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (34th) (June 18-25). Turnesa (USA) beat Chick Harbert (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was the only major championship won by Jim Turnesa and his six golfing brothers, five of whom were also touring professionals. [Big Spring CC, Louisville, Kentucky].
Played as the Reading Open (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 3 shots behind 38-year-old Jim Turnesa (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].
Played as the North & South Open (Nov 4-6). Second-placed George Schoux (USA) finished 6 shots behind Jim Turnesa (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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