Dudley, Ed - Golf, 1966

A native of nearby Brunswick, Dudley was a golfing great and longtime host professional for the Masters Tournament. He first became prominent in the world of golf in 1929, when he won the California Open and California PGA Championships. Two years later, he won both the Los Angeles and Western Opens; and in 1932, Dudley teams with Tommy Armour to win the International Four-ball Tournament. Dudley was a member of the 1929, 1933, and 1937 Ryder Cup teams. In 1941, he was a member of the Bobby Jones Challengers in the match against the Ryder Cup team. In 1944, he traveled to the Ryder Cup matches as the honorary captain while Ben Hogan was the playing captain. Dudley served as PGA Tournament Chairman for five years and was PGA President from 1942-48. In 1949, he became Honorary President of the PGA. He was the host professional at the Augusta National, home of the Masters, from its founding in 1932 until he left in 1957. Among his famous pupils are former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and entertainers Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

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