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Forrest Fezler (born September 23, 1949) is an American golf course design consultant and former PGA Tour professional golfer. September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ...


Fezler first showed an interest in the game of golf as a 7-year-old boy growing up in San Jose, California by drawing golf holes. As a youth, he would sneak onto the course at the San Jose Country Club to practice his game. He attended James Lick High School and was a member of the golf team; and a teammate of future fellow PGA Tour player Roger Maltbie. Fezler attended San Jose City College from 19681969, and still holds most of the college's golf records. Fezler won the California State Community College Championship and the California State Amateur Golf Championship in 1969. He later attended Stanford University. Golfer after swing. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... James Lick High School is a high school of the East Side Union High School District located in Alum Rock, California, an unincorporated community near San Jose. ... // Roger Lin Maltbie (born June 30, 1951) is an American professional golfer and on-course analyst for NBC Sports. ... San Jose City College, founded in 1921, is a community college located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Stanford redirects here. ...


Fezler played on the PGA Tour from 19721983, and won one event. He had 30 top-10 finishes including eight solo 2nd place or T-2 finishes. He won the PGA Rookie of the Year award in 1973. His career year was 1974 when he won the Southern Open, and two weeks later finished in sole 2nd place to Hale Irwin at the U.S. Open; this was his best finish in a major championship. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


In 1976, Fezler tore the tendons in his left wrist and was forced to make major adjustments in his game – both in the number of tournaments he played and in his swing. He played his last competitive round in 1983, and in 1984 took the head club pro job at Blackhawk Country Club in the East Bay region of California.[1] Later Fezler developed his own golf course, which he called Golden Eagle, in Tallahassee, Florida. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...


Fezler was involved in one of the more memorable wacky stunts in the annals of men's professional golf. At the 1983 U.S. Open at Oakmont just prior to playing the final hole, Fezler slipped into a port-a-potty, slipped off his long pants and put on a pair of shorts. This was done on a dare from an Associated Press photographer, and to send a message to the PGA of America protesting the rule requiring long pants despite the 95 degree heat and 90 percent relative humidity.[2] 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1994, Fezler changed careers and got into the golf course design and construction business as a partner with South Carolina-based Mike Strantz, an award-winning former associate of Tom Fazio. Strantz lost his life to cancer in 2005. Fezler now runs his Tallahassee-based business with the help of other partners and associates. He has three grown children. His wife, Allison, is in the real-estate business in Tallahassee. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Tom Fazio began his career as a golf course designer in the suburban Philadelphia and has created, considered by many, some of the most visually attractive golf holes in the world. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location Location in Leon County and the state of Florida. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1974 Southern Open

Other wins

  • 1969 California State Amateur

References

  1. ^ Golf Today People in the Game: Fezler
  2. ^ Virginia Pilot archives Really Wacky Golf Stories

 
 

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