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  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 17, 2019 12:06pm #32

    Hailing from Western NY State:
    Walter Hagen
    Calvin Peete
    Jeff Sluman
    Robert Trent Jones Sr (yeah he wasn't born in NY but his golf career started in NY. First as head pro in a small town course in Western NY and then built his first course in WNY-- both still open and very nice)

  • dan360dan360 Paisano Members Posts: 5,410 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18, 2019 5:56am #33

    Washington. Born here? Hmm.... currently it would be
    Fred Couples
    JoAnne Carner
    Ryan Moore
    Kirk Triplett

    we will have to wait & see what happens with others.

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  • lchanglchang Members Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rwl said:

    @lchang said:
    California: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller.
    (No room for Ken Venturi. And others I’ve missed?)
    Better than Texas?

    Pretty close but I'd argue Crenshaw over Casper cinches it. Of course I'm biased but not even playing the Babe Zaharias, Harvey Penick et al card

    Why Crenshaw over Casper? Casper had 51 Tour wins and 3 majors. Crenshaw with 19 and 2.

  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,515 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Kansas.

    Tom Watson. Born in Missouri, but played golf at Kansas City CC, which is on the Kansas side of state line. Lives on Overland Park Kansas. Yes this one is Debatable but he is in the Kansas golf HOF.
    Gary Woodland
    Matt Gogel
    Jug McSpadden
    Jim Colbert went to KState, born in NJ. Colbert Hills in Manhattan is his design, I have seen him hanging out there playing golf. Has strong ties with KState.
    Grier Jones. PGA rookie of the year. Solid player back in the 70’s.

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ProV1x-mostly
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  • tommgtommg Members Posts: 142 ✭✭

    Moe Norman, Mike Wier, Sandra Post, Stanley Thompson.

  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 2,166 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18, 2019 4:52pm #37

    The list of great golfers from Maryland is pretty short. In no particular order -- Donnie Hammond, Fred Funk, Mark Carnevale, Jim Estes. Fortunately, our mountains aren't very tall.

    Post edited by MountainGoat on
  • RIRiderRIRider Members Posts: 161 ✭✭✭

    That would be Brad Faxon, Billy Andrade, and Dana Quigley from the biggest little, Rhode Island. I'm guessing there are a few lesser known but my interest ends here.

  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members Posts: 474 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 19, 2019 1:51pm #39

    Maine:

    Uh, I don't know. We're a small, cold weather state, it's not fair.

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  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭

    Steve Stricker, jerry Kelly, Kohler, Tiger Woods (he played tournaments here several times)

  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 325 ✭✭

    @tannyhoban said:
    Ohio might be something like:
    Nicklaus, Weiskopf, Harbert, Shute

    Nicklaus and Weiskopf are obvious, but I would argue that there are better choices for the other spots. Pete Dye is from Urbana, and Bill Powell, the first African-American to build and own a golf course, is from Canton. I'd argue they should be on there before Harbert and Shute. I had to google Harbert, and I only knew who Shute was because he was my club's first pro.

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  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019 12:20am #42

    Being from Utah...
    Tony Finau
    Bruce Summerhays
    Daniel Summerhays
    Bob Betley
    Many affiliates via college and such like Johnny Miller, Mike Weir but home grown the list is kinda small with true tour success.
    The club pro list is very strong here though and the success they’ve had nationally in the PGA events.

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  • DE-ILLINIDE-ILLINI Members Posts: 352 ✭✭✭✭

    Delaware: Ed “Porky” Oliver otherwise not much to choose from in the First State.

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    3W: Ping G400
    3H & 4H: Cobra Baffler
    5 - SW: Ping G25
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    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    You forgot the obvious... Hayden Fry and Jack Fleck.

  • BicknellCCBicknellCC Members Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Indiana
    I guess Fuzzy Zoeller is about it.

  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 627 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2019 3:31pm #46

    Connecticut:
    Julius Boros (Fairfield)
    Doug Ford (West Haven)
    JJ Henry (Fairfield)

    Bridgestone J33 combo 5-pw
    Ping G400 LST driver
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood
    Nike CPR 2 hybrid
    Cobra Baffler 3 hybrid
    Callaway MD4 50, 54, 60 wedges
    Putter- I hate them all

  • FairwindsgolferFairwindsgolfer Members Posts: 627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BicknellCC said:
    Indiana
    I guess Fuzzy Zoeller is about it.

    Granted they haven't become professional standouts as of yet, but you've got Patrick Rodgers and Jeff Overton

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    Ping G400 LST driver
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood
    Nike CPR 2 hybrid
    Cobra Baffler 3 hybrid
    Callaway MD4 50, 54, 60 wedges
    Putter- I hate them all

  • BicknellCCBicknellCC Members Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fairwindsgolfer said:

    @BicknellCC said:
    Indiana
    I guess Fuzzy Zoeller is about it.

    Granted they haven't become professional standouts as of yet, but you've got Patrick Rodgers and Jeff Overton

    Also currently have Adam Schenk, and Tyler Duncan. both have contended, but not won on the Pga Tour.

  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members Posts: 1,468 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @MountainGoat said:
    The list of great golfers from Maryland is pretty short. In no particular order -- Donnie Hammond, Fred Funk, Mark Carnevale, Jim Estes. Fortunately, our mountains aren't very tall.

    Mart West. He's a life long Am but the guy was rediculous....
    But you are correct. MD isn't known for it's super star golfers.... Thankfully we have some super star courses!!

  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 325 ✭✭

    @BicknellCC said:
    Indiana
    I guess Fuzzy Zoeller is about it.

    Chick Evans, of Evans Scholarship fame.

    Ping G410 9*
    Tour Edge EXS 3w, 5w
    Ping i210 4-U
    Ping Glide Stealth 54, 60
    Bettinardi BB0
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
    Ping Hoofer

  • BicknellCCBicknellCC Members Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @ratdg1 said:

    @BicknellCC said:
    Indiana
    I guess Fuzzy Zoeller is about it.

    Chick Evans, of Evans Scholarship fame.

    Thanks, I did a search on him and learned something new today

  • zonadubzonadub Members Posts: 306 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2019 8:00pm #52

    @BNGL said:
    North Dakota- Mike Podolak, Tom Hoge, Amy Anderson-Olson, John Reuter Jr.

    Mike Morley (Quad Cities), Beverly Hanson (17 LPGA titles including 3 majors. She won the first LPGA Championship 1958)

    Post edited by zonadub on
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,402 ClubWRX

    @Ghostwedge said:

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    You forgot the obvious... Hayden Fry and Jack Fleck.

    LOL, like I said golfers don’t deserve chiseling and Zach would be way more deserving than Fleck, heck amateur legend in his own time Eugene Elliott more deserving than Fleck!

    Love Hayden but Kinnick only on a Mount Rushmore type monument.

  • rangersgoalierangersgoalie Members Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @lchang said:
    California: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller.
    (No room for Ken Venturi. And others I’ve missed?)
    Better than Texas?

    Mickey Wright

  • lchanglchang Members Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rangersgoalie said:

    @lchang said:
    California: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller.
    (No room for Ken Venturi. And others I’ve missed?)
    Better than Texas?

    Mickey Wright

    Ohhh! I guess Wright should bump Miller. My goodness! Miller and Venturi on the bench!

  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @lchang said:

    @rwl said:

    @lchang said:
    California: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller.
    (No room for Ken Venturi. And others I’ve missed?)
    Better than Texas?

    Pretty close but I'd argue Crenshaw over Casper cinches it. Of course I'm biased but not even playing the Babe Zaharias, Harvey Penick et al card

    Why Crenshaw over Casper? Casper had 51 Tour wins and 3 majors. Crenshaw with 19 and 2.

    Billy Casper all day every day over Ben. Casper is the most over looked under appreciated great player ever. Full stop.

  • rwlrwl Lil' Dickie Members Posts: 231 ✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2019 8:49am #57

    @grm24 said:

    @lchang said:

    @rwl said:

    @lchang said:
    California: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Casper, Johnny Miller.
    (No room for Ken Venturi. And others I’ve missed?)
    Better than Texas?

    Pretty close but I'd argue Crenshaw over Casper cinches it. Of course I'm biased but not even playing the Babe Zaharias, Harvey Penick et al card

    Why Crenshaw over Casper? Casper had 51 Tour wins and 3 majors. Crenshaw with 19 and 2.

    Billy Casper all day every day over Ben. Casper is the most over looked under appreciated great player ever. Full stop.

    By that measure Kathy Whitworth blows away both Casper & Crenshaw; 88 tour wins most of PGA or LPGA. Still love Ben though... Hook 'em Horns!

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    No idea for Illinois golfers???? Not many.

  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ghostwedge said:

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Dan Gable.

    That’s plenty - we can put golfers on library murals.

    You forgot the obvious... Hayden Fry and Jack Fleck.

    Hayden is not from Iowa, but Texas I believe. Also Kirk Ferentz has a better record than Hayden now.

  • ceejay81ceejay81 Love that chicken from Popeyes! Washington, DCMembers Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @clp34vmp said:
    Though it's not my home state, I've lived in Virginia for quite a while now, so I'll go with:
    Snead, L. Wadkins, Strange, and Vinny Giles

    Not sure how you could leave off Mark Carnevale and Robert Wrenn off this elite list.

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    Steve Stricker, Andy North, Jerry Kelly & ME!!!!! Jk, I honestly don't know who'd be the 4th, and I'm too lazy to care.

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