Name:Perry Duke Maxwell
Lived:[1879-1952]. Born on June 13, 1879 in Princeton, Kentucky. Died on Nov 15, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (aged 73).
Occupation:Banker; golf course architect.
Founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) (1947).
Regarded as one of America's great golf course designers, Maxwell's best known work includes, but is not limited to: Cherokee Hills GC, OK (1924) / Colonial CC, TX (1936, with John Bredamus) / Crystal Downs CC, MI (1927, with Dr Alister MacKenzie) / Lakewood GC, AL (1947, Dogwood course) / Jimmie Austin CC, Univ of Oklahoma (1951) / Old Town Club, NC (1939) / Prairie Dunes CC, KS (1937, first nine; full 18 completed by his son Press Maxwell in 1957) / Saucon Valley CC, PA (1943, renovation) / Southern Hills CC, OK (1936).
From 1931 until 1934, Maxwell teamed-up with Dr Alister MacKenzie, forming one of the most formidable design partnerships in the United States. After MacKenzie's death in 1934, Maxwell not only busied himself with new designs, but also a considerable amount of renovation work, which included several top courses, including Pine Valley, Philadelphia Country Club, National Golf Links and Augusta National.
In the post-World War II era, until his death in 1952, Maxwell co-designed and renovated several courses with his son J. (James) Press Maxwell (1916-2000), who became a noted golf course architect in his own right.
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).
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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.
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