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Guldahl, Ralphlocked

(22 November 1911–12 June 1987)
  • James A. Wilson

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Guldahl, Ralph (22 November 1911–12 June 1987), professional golfer, was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Olaf Guldahl and Anna Nordly, Norwegian immigrants. He became a caddy at the Lakewood Country Club at age eleven and then began playing regularly at the nine-hole Randall Park city course. In 1927 he captained the state champion Woodrow Wilson High School team and was also the individual interscholastic medalist with rounds of 65 and 71. He developed his game in the highly competitive atmosphere of the Tenison Park and Stevens Park public courses against Ray Mangrum, Gus Moreland, and other strong competition. He entered various Texas tournaments, whose fields included ...

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