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Lanny Wadkins

Lanny Wadkins was born in Richmond, Virginia, and is  graduate of Meadowbrook High School and Wake Forest University, is one of the Commonwealth's greatest golf champions. Wadkins was the 1968 and 1970 Southern Amateur champion and the U.S. Amateur champion…

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Lew Worsham

In 1947 Lew Worsham became the First Virginian to ever win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Having begun his career at an early age, Worsham played for Hampton High School on the Crabbers Golf Team from 1933 through 1935. By…

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J.C. Snead

J.C. Snead, nephew of the legendary Sam Snead, made his commendable mark in professional golf after giving up a promising baseball career.  This former all-state star in three sports at Bath County High School was in the Washington Senators organization…

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Wynsol Spencer

Wynsol Spencer was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, but at the age of 5 moved to Newport News. Spencer was a dominant amateur golfer, both on the peninsula as well as state-wide, winning five Virginia Amateur championships covering a span…

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Curtis Strange

Golf has played a major role in Curtis Strange’s life since his days in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rightfully so.  During the 1980’s, Strange was considered one of golf’s premier players, winning back-to-back US Open titles in 1988 and 1989,…

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Thomas “Tom” Strange Jr.

Tom Strange got his start in golfing as a caddy in his native city of Cincinnati.  An accomplished amateur in Ohio, Strange was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia from 1951 to 1954, during his time serving with the United States Coast…

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Robbye King Unger

Robbye King Unger was an outstanding amateur golfer in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic circles.  For ten years she dominated women’s golf in a fashion unequaled in recent years. In 20 Virginia Women’s Amateur Championships, Unger won six times in 1963,…

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Jane Mack

Jane Mack of Richmond began her amateur golf career as a teenager, taking lessons at Willow Oaks Country Club.  An active member of the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA), Mack notably won four state Women’s Amateur Championships (1977-78-82-92) over a…

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Lily Harper Martin

Lily Harper Martin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 18, 1916. She spent her entire life in the city and became an outstanding golfer. She won the Virginia State's Women's Golf Championships a total of seven times, all within…

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Mary-Patton Janssen

From 1957 through 1962, Mary Patton Janssen was the state’s top female golfer.  Short-lived as her reign was, it remains without peer today.  A native Pennsylvanian, Janssen has resided in Charlottesville since she was 15 but didn’t begin playing golf…

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