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Patricia Jane Berg. Watercolour on paper, 1980, by Dick Dugan. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.


Berg, Patricia Jane (13 February 1918–10 September 2006), professional golfer, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the third of four children in a strongly Catholic family. Patty, who attended John Brown Elementary School, was a self-confessed tomboy and excellent all-around athlete (particularly speed skating). She turned to golf after her mother objected to constant bruises and torn dresses following neighborhood football games with boys....


Penick, Harvey Morrison (23 October 1904–02 April 1995), golf professional and teacher, was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Daniel Penick, a municipal employee, and Molly Miller. Penick’s career, devoted exclusively to the Austin Country Club (ACC), paralleled the development of golf in the United States. He began as a caddy in 1913, the year 20-year-old American amateur ...