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  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members  722WRX Points: 157Handicap: 6.2Posts: 722 Golden Tee
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    I clicked in here thinking this was going to be golf courses - now you got me.
    Maryland => pretty slim pickin's...Fred Funk, George Burns (played at UMd), Billy Hurley III (? Yikes)...and might have to dip into the Am ranks, Buddy Maruchi (also not from Md, but played college for the Terps)...that's all I can come up with. I'm sure I'm missing someone more obvious...

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  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OHMembers  325WRX Points: 99Posts: 325 Greens
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    On -, @Schley said:

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

    The Murray brothers, maybe?

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    On -, @A.Princey said:

    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.

    Probably Johnny Revolta, who won a PGA Championship, the Western Open, and played on two Ryder Cup teams.

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    On -, @ratdg1 said:

    On -, @Schley said:

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

    The Murray brothers, maybe?

    DA Weibring, Bob Goalby, Lance Ten Broeck, Gary Hallberg, Mike Small (teacher), DA Points

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  • exgolfproexgolfpro Members  868WRX Points: 163Posts: 868 Golden Tee
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    Those that listed Missouri left off HOF Judy Rankin. (also left off Brandel Chanblee (imfamous for all the wrong reasons)).

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  • j.b.newtonj.b.newton Members  675WRX Points: 146Posts: 675 Golden Tee
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    Any Mississippi or Alabama suggestions?

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  • mcputtermcputter Members  1056WRX Points: 239Handicap: 0.9Posts: 1,056 Platinum Tees
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    Florida- as far as homegrown players: Gary Koch, Brooks Koepka, Jason Dufner, Lexi Thompson.

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    On -, @lchang said:

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

    Yeah I’m gonna have to give that one to CA.

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  • dmecca2dmecca2 Scranton, PAMembers  341WRX Points: 306Handicap: +3Posts: 341 Greens
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    On -, @HatsForBats said:

    On -, @Chadwickog said:

    PA has Arnold Palmer, Jim Furyk, A.W. Tillinghast, and.. uhh.. Rocco Mediate

    Arnold Palmer, George Fazio, Jim Furyk, Betsy King and A.W. Tillinghast

    You guys forgot Art Wall Jr. Definitely second best in the state. 14 PGA wins including the Masters, as well as 45 career holes in one.

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    On -, @A.Princey said:

    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.

    Mark Wilson

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    If the Mt Rushmore of golf in Indiana doesn’t include Don Essig he would personally tear the thing down with his old, nubby, bare hands.

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    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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  • Fort Worth ProFort Worth Pro Members  2828WRX Points: 211Posts: 2,828 Titanium Tees
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    Texas goes Hogan, Nelson, and Whitworth for sure. Then the 4th spot is up in the air. Crenshaw, Demaret, zaharias, Penick, Spieth, Trevino, Rawls, Kite. Probably have to give it to Trevino. 29 PGA Tour wins and 6 majors then 29 champions tour wins.

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    Arizona: Billy Mayfair, Tom Purtzer, Jimmy Carter, Willie Wood.

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    On -, @games said:

    On -, @A.Princey said:

    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.

    Probably Johnny Revolta, who won a PGA Championship, the Western Open, and played on two Ryder Cup teams.

    Wasn't Revolta born in Missouri?

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    On -, @golfandfishing said:

    If the Mt Rushmore of golf in Indiana doesn’t include Don Essig he would personally tear the thing down with his old, nubby, bare hands.

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    On -, @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

    In my mind, the first family of Indiana golf are the Gallagher's...
    Jim Sr is still Pro Emeritus at Meshingomasia GC in Marion, IN.
    "Meshingomesia Golf Club is also home to Indiana's most famous golf family, the Gallagher's, National Golf Family of the Year in 1995. Jim Gallagher, Sr., is the patriarch of the family and Golf Ambassador of MGSC. Jim was the PGA Head Golf Professional with Meshingomesia for 37 years. His son's Jim Jr., Jeff and daughter Jackie, have all played and won on the professional tours..."

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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3854WRX Points: 1,367Handicap: 4Posts: 3,854 Titanium Tees
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    Agree that the Gallagher clan would be on there, I'm just saying DE III and DE IV would carpet bomb the golf office if a Mt Rushmore of Indiana Golf were proposed without them.

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  • double_ddouble_d Members  457WRX Points: 170Posts: 457 Greens
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    _Arnold Palmer, George Fazio, Jim Furyk, Betsy King and A.W. Tillinghast

    You guys forgot Art Wall Jr. Definitely second best in the state. 14 PGA wins including the Masters, as well as 45 career holes in one._

    For PA
    I'd add in John J. McDermott. He won back to back US opens.

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  • dmecca2dmecca2 Scranton, PAMembers  341WRX Points: 306Handicap: +3Posts: 341 Greens
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    For PA
    I'd add in John J. McDermott. He won back to back US opens.

    Good one as well

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    On -, @grm24 said:

    On -, @games said:

    On -, @A.Princey said:

    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.

    Probably Johnny Revolta, who won a PGA Championship, the Western Open, and played on two Ryder Cup teams.

    Wasn't Revolta born in Missouri?

    Born in Missouri, moved to Wisconsin when he was 12. If you limit it to people born in Wisconsin 4th would probably be Sherry Steinhauer...10 LPGA wins including 2 Majors. If you limit it to men, I guess Mark Wilson would be next on the list.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3697WRX Points: 698Posts: 3,697 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @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.

    that's sad. I know Jim well but other than Fred Funk... head shake..Even if we add DC to maryland no improvement .

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    On -, @TerpFangolfer said:

    I clicked in here thinking this was going to be golf courses - now you got me.
    Maryland => pretty slim pickin's...Fred Funk, George Burns (played at UMd), Billy Hurley III (? Yikes)...and might have to dip into the Am ranks, Buddy Maruchi (also not from Md, but played college for the Terps)...that's all I can come up with. I'm sure I'm missing someone more obvious...

    We can't claim Hurley III; he's from Virginia. We can't claim Burns, either. He is from New York.

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    Cornwall - Jim Barnes x 4 for his 4 major championships

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    On -, @Fort Worth Pro said:

    Texas goes Hogan, Nelson, and Whitworth for sure. Then the 4th spot is up in the air. Crenshaw, Demaret, zaharias, Penick, Spieth, Trevino, Rawls, Kite. Probably have to give it to Trevino. 29 PGA Tour wins and 6 majors then 29 champions tour wins.

    Agree & no one has a bench like that! Texas over Cally! Sorry boys...

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    On -, @rwl said:

    On -, @grm24 said:

    On -, @lchang said:

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    On -, @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!

    Nothing wrong with loving Ben. However the fact is Billy Casper was the better player on the PGA Tour. By a wide margin. As for Kathy Whitworth go ahead an include her. It's not just a male golf Mt. Rushmore.

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    On -, @rwl said:

    On -, @Fort Worth Pro said:

    Texas goes Hogan, Nelson, and Whitworth for sure. Then the 4th spot is up in the air. Crenshaw, Demaret, zaharias, Penick, Spieth, Trevino, Rawls, Kite. Probably have to give it to Trevino. 29 PGA Tour wins and 6 majors then 29 champions tour wins.

    Agree & no one has a bench like that! Texas over Cally! Sorry boys...

    Hmmm. CA has Tiger, Mickelson, Mickey Wright, Billy Casper.

    Bench is Johnny Miller, Ken Venturi, Juli Inkster, Gene Littler, and Lawson Little. Amy Alcott grew up and still lives in California. Mark O’Meara grew up and went to college in California.

    All of those names are in the Hall of Fame. You may not know the numbers for Littler, Little, and Alcott, but they’re impressive.

    Not at all a clear case for Texas at all.

    Plus, some fun: CA has two of my favorite touring pro personalities in James Hahn and Paul Goydos. Plus some bonus points for Corey Pavin, Al Geiberger, and Tony Lema. And then xtra credit points for Rickie Fowler, Natalie Gulbis and Roger Maltbie. Plus Nancy Lopez was born in California (but really New Mexico should claim her as that’s where she grew up.)

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    On -, @lchang said:

    On -, @rwl said:

    On -, @Fort Worth Pro said:

    Texas goes Hogan, Nelson, and Whitworth for sure. Then the 4th spot is up in the air. Crenshaw, Demaret, zaharias, Penick, Spieth, Trevino, Rawls, Kite. Probably have to give it to Trevino. 29 PGA Tour wins and 6 majors then 29 champions tour wins.

    Agree & no one has a bench like that! Texas over Cally! Sorry boys...

    Hmmm. CA has Tiger, Mickelson, Mickey Wright, Billy Casper.

    Bench is Johnny Miller, Ken Venturi, Juli Inkster, Gene Littler, and Lawson Little. Amy Alcott grew up and still lives in California. Mark O’Meara grew up and went to college in California.

    All of those names are in the Hall of Fame. You may not know the numbers for Littler, Little, and Alcott, but they’re impressive.

    Not at all a clear case for Texas at all.

    Plus, some fun: CA has two of my favorite touring pro personalities in James Hahn and Paul Goydos. Plus some bonus points for Corey Pavin, Al Geiberger, and Tony Lema. And then xtra credit points for Rickie Fowler, Natalie Gulbis and Roger Maltbie. Plus Nancy Lopez was born in California (but really New Mexico should claim her as that’s where she grew up.)

    If you were to put into order the players from California and Texas i would rank them
    Tiger, hogan, Whitworth, Nelson, wright, Trevino, Casper, Mickelson. The Texas bench is deeper too with 6 majors between spieth and demaret. Rawls, Crenshaw, kite, justin Leonard, Jack Burke, Patrick reed, and Charles Coody all have majors and I am surely leaving someone out. Harvey penick was the greatest teacher ever and Dan jenkins was the greatest golf writer of the last 50 years.

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    On -, @NJpatbee said:

    OK, New Jersey. I don't believe we have any of the top 10 golfers of all time but we have Pine Valley (#1), Baltusrol, Trump Bedminster, Seaview, Ridgewood, and many other great courses.

    Can't forget Galloway National!

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    New Hampshire.

    Uh....... heck, I might be on the list....

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    On -, @CHuntsman said:

    Georgia: Bobby Jones, Tommy Aaron, Davis Love III, Larry Nelson.

    Love was born in Charlotte.

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    On -, @exgolfpro said:

    On -, @ratdg1 said:

    On -, @Schley said:

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

    The Murray brothers, maybe?

    DA Weibring, Bob Goalby, Lance Ten Broeck, Gary Hallberg, Mike Small (teacher), DA Points

    Lotta DA's in Illinois apparently.

    South Carolina in this order:
    Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey
    Beth Daniel
    Dustin Johnson
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