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Mangrum, Lloyd Eugenelocked

(01 August 1914–17 November 1973)
  • James A. Wilson

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Mangrum, Lloyd Eugene (01 August 1914–17 November 1973), golfer, was born in Trenton, Texas, the son of James S. Mangrum, a truck farmer, and Etta Hudgens. In 1919 his family relocated to Dallas, where his financially strapped father began operating a boardinghouse. Within a few years he was exposed to golf through caddying at the Stevens Park municipal course. As a teenager Mangrum attended school infrequently, did odd jobs, and learned the game at Cliff-Dale Country Club. In 1930, at age sixteen, Mangrum turned professional. In that same year he and his older brother Ray, already an accomplished player who would win several titles, headed west to southern California, which offered competition and tournament purses....

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