Standing tall in both stature and reputation, Julius Boros was born to Hungarian parents in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1920. Looking back on his career, modern golfers can learn quite a bit from his approach to the game, as well as his perseverance over adversities more serious than a standard sand trap.
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When you’re the first golfer to win the career grand slam, then you must be considered one of the great golfers of all time. But Gene Sarazen’s accomplishments on the golf course are only one part of the story. Gene Sarazen is the man behind the creation of the modern sand wedge.
Anthony David "Tony" Lema was born on February 25, 1934. He was born in Oakland, California to Portuguese parents.
After his stint in the Marine Corp, he became an assistant to the club pro at a San Francisco golf club in 1955. In 1957, he joined the PGA Tour and won the Imperial Valley Open. His golf success faded for a few years, due to his lifestyle, but Danny Arnold, a television producer, worked with him to raise his confidence and improve his composure. He began to come out of his slump in 1962 with his win at the Orange County Open Invitational.
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Considered short for golfers, Paul Runyan measured in at 5 feet 7 inches, and while he didn't have a tremendous long game, his short game was just about unparalleled by any of his peers. He is considered today to be one of the most influential short game players of all time and his techniques have been taught to thousands of golfers throughout the years.
The forgotten man of golf. That's what legendary sports writer Jim Murray called Lloyd Mangrum. By any generation's standards, Lloyd Mangrum won enough tournaments to be ranked among the legends of the game. In fact he won more than almost all others who had come before or after him. Thirty-six in all.