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Encyclopedia > Fred Corcoran

Fred Corcoran (born April 4, 1905 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; died June 23, 1977) was an American promoter and administrator who had a diverse career in the world of golf. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Cambridge City Hall Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02139 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


He started out in the sport as a nine year old caddy. As a young man he worked with Donald Ross at Pinehurst, and at twenty eight he became the PGA Tour's tournament manager. After World War II he helped to found the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. He also instigated the Canada Cup, now the which later became the World Cup of Golf. From 1952 to 1975 he was the PGA of America's commerical director. He was also one of the sport's first agents, managing the careers of Babe Zaharias, Tony Lema and Sam Snead. He managed three United States Ryder Cup teams and was official scorer at 34 United States Golf Association championships. Donald Ross (1872-1948) was one of the most significant golf course designers in the history of the sport. ... Pinehurst can refer to several different towns in the United States: Pinehurst, Georgia Pinehurst, Idaho Pinehurst, Massachusetts Pinehurst, North Carolina Pinehurst, Montgomery County, Texas Pinehurst, Orange County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Tony and Betty Lema Tony Lema (February 25, 1934 - July 24, 1966) was an American professional golfer. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


In 1975 Corcoran was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the lifetime achievement category. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


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  • World Golf Hall of Fame Profile

 
 

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