Chicago: Associated Editors, 1929. 40pp. Hard to find booklet, this begins with Armour, Tommy then Ayton, Laurie, Miriam Burns, Glenna Collett, Bob Cruickshank, Leo Diegel, Abe Espinosa, Al Espinosa, Johnny Farrell, John Golden, Willy Hunter, Jock Hutchnson, Joe Kirkwood, Eddie Loos, Willy MacFarlane, Wm Melhorn, Larry Nabholtz, Joe Novak, Willy...
Cyril Walker (1 US Open )
1892 - 1948
Walker won the 1924 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills Country Club, while playing out of Englewood Golf Club in New Jersey. He beat defending champion Bobby Jones by three strokes. This was his only top ten finish in seven appearances at the U.S. Open. He was a small man, weighing only 118 pounds (54 kg).
Walker's slow pace of play, combined with his sometimes-combative personality, eventually made him unpopular with fellow players and tournament sponsors. This hastened his exit from the then-nascent professional golfers' tournament circuit. While a club pro at Saddle River in 1933, he was arrested for destroying the signs of a neighboring course.
An alcohol addiction further hastened his downward spiral during the 1930s and he ultimately found himself in a near-destitute condition working as a caddy in Florida at the Miami Beach municipal course in 1940, and later as a dishwasher.
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. ca 1950. Presented here is a matted vintage image of Sam Snead and Wilson Golf President Fred Bowman. Snead has signed and inscribed the image in black ink as follows: "To my very good friend & Boss Fred Bowman a great guy and a hell of a player. Always...