Harry Todd Sr.

As an amateur, he won the 1939 Western Amateur and finished runner-up to Bud Ward in 1941. He turned professional in 1945.

Todd made his living primarily as a club professional, but did play on the PGA Tour after World War II. He won once, at the 1946 Orlando Open. Also in 1946, he finish one stroke behind Ben Hogan in the inaugural Colonial National Invitation. He led the 1948 Masters Tournament after 36 holes but would finish in a tied for eighth place.

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Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Born: November 6, 1916

Died: October 9, 1966


Tommy Aycock

Named after the longtime PGA Professional, Tommy Aycock, Mr. Aycock distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. He holds the distinction of winning the Southern Texas PGA Section Championship six times, in four different decades. In light of this achievement, the Southern Texas PGA has named the trophy awarded to its Annual Champion the “Tommy Aycock Trophy.” Aycock put an exclamation point on his career after turning fifty when he qualified for the Senior PGA Tour and enjoyed several years of success.

PGA Championships Standings: 

1968 - Pecan Valley Golf Club (Texas)  T51

1970 - Southern Hills Country Club (Oklahoma) T65

1974- Tanglewood Park, Championship Course (North Carolina) T11

1978 - Oakmont Country Club (Pennsylvania) T50


Birthplace: ?

Born: September 2, 1941

Died: September 4, 1995


Tommy Bolt

Bolt started his PGA Tour career relatively late but won enough to eventually be voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. More than his game, however, Bolt was known for his showmanship and his temper - a temper that earned him the nickname "Terrible Tommy”. As you might have guessed from the quotes highlighted above, Bolt was a regular thrower of clubs on the course. In later years, Bolt seemed to regret being known for a club-throwing temper. During his career, though, he often played it up. "I launched far more (clubs) because they expected me to than I did because I was mad at anything that had gone wrong with my golf," Bolt is quoted as saying by the World Golf Hall of Fame. "After a while, it became showmanship, plain and simple."

Despite the temper and tantrums, and occasional blowups that cost him more wins, Bolt was respected by his peers as one of the best ball-strikers they'd ever seen. Bolt got into golf as a caddie at age 13. Al Espinosa, who lost a playoff to Bobby Jones at the 1929 U.S. Open, visited the club where Bolt caddied. Bolt was so impressed by Espinosa's dress and manner that he resolved to become a professional golfer himself. That dream was delayed often, however.

Bolt spent four years in the U.S. Army during World War II (in 1945 serving as head pro at a club in liberated Rome). Then he alternated between pro golf and construction work. He finally joined the PGA Tour full-time at age 32. His first victory came quickly at the 1951 North & South Open Championship. Bolt won three times each in 1954 and '55, then a severe hook started popping into his game. Bolt spent an off-season practicing with Ben Hogan, who changed his grip and helped cure the hook. Then, at age 40, Bolt won the 1958 U.S. Open at Southern Hills in his home state of Oklahoma. He began cutting back on his tour play after that, and his final victory was in 1961.

He went on to win the 1969 PGA Seniors Championship, and played a key role in the creation of the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour). In 1979, Bolt paired with Art Wall in the first Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, where the two lost a six-hole playoff for the title to Julius Boros and Roberto De Vicenzo. The next year, Bolt and Wall won the tournament. That event got such good television ratings that it convinced PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman to support the creation of a tour for senior golfers, and the Senior Tour soon launched. Bolt was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame by the veterans committee in 2002. He was still playing golf regularly into his 80's, and still taking part in corporate outings.


Birthplace: Haworth, Oklahoma

Born: March 31, 1916

Died: August 30, 2008