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    A Golf Professional Who Left His Mark on Eastern Pennsylvania Was the First President of the PGA!

    A Philadelphia Golf Professional was the Father of the PGA Merchandise Show!

    A Philadelphian Hit His First Golf Ball at Age 23, Won the US Amateur, and Almost Won the Masters

    The Graphite Golf Shaft Was Created in a Golf Ball Factory in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania!

    Forty Eight Golf Professionals Came Out of the East Falls Section of Philadelphia

    Ben Hogan Won His First PGA Tour Event at the Hershey Country Club!

    Wanamaker’s was Instrumental in Starting the PGA of America!

    The 1921 Philadelphia Open Dates Were Changed Because of President Warren G. Harding!

    A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Changed the Golf Industry?

    Ed Dougherty Delivered His Own Vietnam Draft Notice and Wound Up on The PGA Tour!

    Ed "Porky" Oliver Tied For First At The 1940 U.S. Open And Was Disqualified!

    The Philadelphia Electric Co.’s Golf Pro Was Struck By Lightning Qualifying For the US Open!

    Big Money Purses Could Be A Dilemma For The Golf Professionals!

    There Was a Black Member of the PGA of America Before Charlie Sifford!

    A Philadelphia PGA Club Professional May Have Been The Victim Of An Augusta National Ruling!

    The PGA Tour Pros Played With 16 Clubs During World War II!

    A Philadelphia Golf Professional Motivated the USGA to Continue the Stymie Rule for another 30 Years!

    A Philadelphia Golfer’s Connection to the movie “Caddy Shack”?

    Once Upon a Time the USGA Let the Air Out of the Golf Ball!

    The Origin of the Trophy for the First Philadelphia PGA Championship!

    Johnny McDermott Gambled to Double His Prize!

    The state of Pennsylvania recently erected a historical marker for Johnny McDermott.

    It May Not Be Possible To Be Over Golfed.

    A Match Between American and British Golf Professionals Was Played in 1921!

    What Happened to Byron Nelson’s Tee Shot on the 70th Hole at the Hershey Open?

    The PGA Built a Practice Green for President Eisenhower!

    Babe Didrikson Played in the 1937 True Temper Open at Whitemarsh!

    Dick Sleichter Might Have Defeated Finsterwald Except For His Honesty!

    Philadelphia Section Professionals Dominated the Canadian Open!

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