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Herman Barron (December 23, 1909June 11, 1978) was an American professional golfer best known for being the first Jewish golfer to win a PGA Tour event. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


Barron was born in Port Chester, New York. He was one of barely a dozen professional golfers who earned their living as touring professionals in the 1930s and 1940s. His first professional win came at the 1934 Philadelphia Open. On February 8, 1942, Barron became the first Jewish golfer to win an official PGA Tour event by winning the Western Open by two strokes over Henry Picard at Phoenix Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Port Chester is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... Henry Gilford Picard (born November 28, 1906 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, died April 30, 1997) was an American golfer. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ...


Barron was consistently among the Tour's top money winners. His best year came in 1946. During a three week period, he won the Philadelphia Inquirer Open, finished fourth in the U.S. Open, and won the All-American Championship at Tam O'Shanter in Chicago.[1] 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 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. ...


Barron played on America's victorious 1947 Ryder Cup team, but was soon forced into retiring as a touring professional due to failing health. For the next 15 years, he held the position of teaching pro at the Fenway Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 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. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Barron returned to the touring circuit in the early 1960s and won the 1963 Senior PGA Championship. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Barron continued to work as a teaching pro until his death in Pompano Beach, Florida at the age of 68. He played a large role in the development of Israel's first golf course, at Caesarea. He is enshrined in the Westchester Hall of Fame.[2] Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, Florida. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1942 Western Open
  • 1946 Philadelphia Inquirer Open, All American Open
  • 1948 Goodall Round Robin

The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...

Other regular career wins

  • 1934 Philadelphia Open

Senior PGA Tour wins

Senior major championship shown in bold The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


References

  1. ^ Biographical information from International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Biographical information from Fenway Golf Club's official site

 
 

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