Bob Hamilton won the 1944 PGA Championship. No disrespect to Hamilton (not a Broadway show), but few people are aware of that accomplishment — and fewer yet likely care. It’s so day-before-the last-century.

That he shot his age (59) in 1975, while also impressive, might garner only a shrug: hey, he was a professional. At 67 years old, the legendary Sam Snead shot a 67 in the Quad Cities Open; the next day, the Slammer shot 66. Again, something to talk about; but then, he was a pro and an elite one at that.

Gean Leonard: gean.gdngolf@gmail.com.

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dale laine

Congrats to Joe, one of my Dad's old time golfing bud's!!

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