Name:Victor J. Ghezzi
Lived:[1910-1976]. Born on Oct 19, 1910 in Rumson, New Jersey. Died on May 30, 1976 in Miami Beach, Florida (aged 65).
Original/Home Club:Deal G&CC, NJ
Played as the Dapper Dan Open (July 15-18; last played in 1939). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA), who recorded the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. [Alcoma CC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; now called 3 Lakes GC].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 20-23). Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Ghezzi (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].
The US PGA Championship (24th) (July 7-13). Ghezzi (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 38 holes in the final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
Played as the North & South Open (March 23-25). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 11-15). Ghezzi (USA) beat Johnny Revolta (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Ghezzi 73, Revolta 75). Ghezzi and Revolta decided to evenly split the first and second place prize money. [Los Angeles CC, Los Angeles, CA].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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