Now in the landscaping business in Dallas, Jacky Cupit was one of the five golfing brothers who all turned professional. In fact, he and his brother Buster teamed to finish second to the duo of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in the 1966 PGA national Two Ball Tournament.
Cupit had a stellar amateur career, winning 39 tournaments. As a collegian at the University of Houston, he was twice an All-American and played on three NCAA Championship teams for Coach Dave Williams. While still an amateur Jacky won two pro events – the Alvin Dark Open in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the Twin Cities Open in Monroe, Louisiana. Jacky earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors in 1961 when he won the Canadian Open and several top 10s including the 1963 U.S. Open at Brookline, where he tied Julius Boros and Arnold Palmer at the end of regulation and then finished second to Boros in the playoff. Cupit retired from tour competition in 1974 due to back problems but managed to capture three Northern Texas Section titles.
Birthplace: Longview, Texas
Born: February 1, 1938