Dick Mayer was a golfer. His career year was 1957, when he finished the regulation seventy two holes of the U.S. Open at Inverness Club tied with defending champion Cary Middlecoff. He won the eighteen hole playoff 72 to 79 and his winner's purse was $7,200. He was 32 at the time. That year he topped the PGA Tour money list with $65,835. Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ... Inverness Club is a famous golf club and course located in Toledo, Ohio. ... Dr. Cary Middlecoff was a dentist from Memphis, Tennessee who gave up his practice to join what is now the PGA TOUR in the 1940s, a time when the practice would quite likely have promised to have been more lucrative. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...
And his detractors soon learned that Dick and his wife, Anna Marie, had adopted North Vernon and Jennings County as a place for them to raise their five children and that he would continue to be a community activist and advocate.
Dick also led other fights through his editorials and news columns for what he believed to be for the good of the community.
Dick also believed in letting the world know what was going on at North Vernon even if it meant getting scooped on his own story.
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