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Jack Fleck (born November 7, 1921) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1955 U.S. Open. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ...


Fleck was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. His parents were poor farmers who had lost their land in the 1920s. Fleck attended Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa where he played on the golf team. He started as a caddy for a local dentist in the mid-1930s. He worked as an assistant golf pro before World War II. During the war, Fleck served in the Navy and participated in the D-Day invasion from a British rocket-firing ship off Utah Beach. Within two weeks after separation from the Navy, Fleck was on the PGA's winter golf tour with pro friends, trying to qualify for PGA Tour events. Bettendorf is a city located in Scott County, Iowa. ... Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Social issues of the 1920s. ... Davenport is a city in Iowa, United States that borders the Mississippi River. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ... In golf, a caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... American assault troops move onto Utah Beach, carrying full equipment. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


After a few years of competing in local and PGA Tour events, Fleck decided to play full-time on the Tour for two years. Within six months, Fleck had his first win – on the biggest stage in men's professional golf – at the 1955 U.S. Open. Fleck won an 18-hole playoff by three strokes over his idol, the legendary Ben Hogan, at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. [1] The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Ben Hogan on the cover of the DVD Ben Hogan: The Golf Swing (2003). ... Olympic Club is an American country club in Daly City, CA that has played host to four US Open Golf Championships. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The City by the Bay; The City That Knows How; Golden Mountain (historic Chinese name) Location Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates , Government City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Geographical characteristics Area     City 600. ...


Fleck came close to winning the 1960 U.S. Open, but would ultimately settle for only two more trophies on the PGA Tour in the early 1960s. On the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour), Fleck would post one victory, the 1979 Senior PGA Championship. [2] 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


Fleck was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1993, needing money to salvage a little golf course he owned in rural Arkansas that had been damaged by flooding, a place he called Li'l Bit of Heaven, he sold his 1955 U.S. Open gold medal. [3] He makes his home in Magazine, Arkansas. [4] 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Magazine is a city located in Logan County, Arkansas. ...


Professional wins

PGA Tour

Major championship shown in bold The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... // Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Champions Tour

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


Notes and References

  1. ^ Bio from Jack Fleck Golf URL last accessed June 15, 2006
  2. ^ Golf Digest article: Jack Fleck's visit to Valhalla URL last accessed June 15, 2006
  3. ^ Ibid.
  4. ^ Jack Fleck Golf Magazine URL last accessed June 15, 2006

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Jack Fleck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (360 words)
Jack Fleck (born November 7, 1921) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1955 U.S. Open.
Fleck was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Fleck was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.
Sports: Fleck and Curtis: unlikely pair (723 words)
Jack Fleck turned on the BBC telecast of the British Open at his room in Scotland, where he was preparing for the British Senior Open, and noticed names he recognized and one he didn't.
Fleck, who shot his age of 81 during the first round of the tournament last Thursday, is remembered most for his 1955 U.S. Open victory at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, where he tied the legendary Ben Hogan in regulation, then beat him in an 18-hole playoff.
Fleck, a pro since 1939, was playing his first summer on the tour and had won just $2,700 in 15 tournaments in 1955.
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