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Paul Jones

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2006, 10:05:53 PM »
There is a plaque on the 18th at Atlanta Athletic Club - Highlands Course.  I think of Jerry Pate from a 1 Iron he hit over water to the green in the US Open.  Does anyone have a picture or remember the text?
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James Bennett

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2006, 10:35:11 PM »
Paul Jones

my recollection is of a five-iron.  Out of the right rough (but from a good lie) I think.  Over greenside water. To about three feet.  IIRC.

James B
Bob; its impossible to explain some of the clutter that gets recalled from the attic between my ears. .  (SL Solow)

Jonathan McCord

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2006, 10:44:37 PM »
At Pasatiempo's Sixth





"Read it, Roll it, Hole it."

PThomas

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2006, 10:48:54 PM »
there's one on Ekwanok's 13th ? tee, the hole where Ouimet won his first AMateur
194 played, only 6 to go!!

Jason Blasberg

Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2006, 11:49:45 PM »
2 or 20 is aka as the Old Fourteenth (I'm working on that one . . . ) and it's plaque is seen here:




Like most things I blame the poor photo quality on Canada.

Dave_Miller

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2006, 09:18:51 AM »
Thanks Ryan!

On a completely different note...







Tacky, tacky, tachy.  Oh and did I mention tacky.

Understated, unobtrusive plaques that honor true historic moments are fine.  Others make the course look like a graveyard.
Best
Dave
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Jon Wiggett

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2006, 11:16:46 AM »
In the bushes on the right of the old 15th now the 16th at Royal Birkdale there is a plaque remembering Arnold Palmers amazing recovery from said bush during the Open Championship.

Seth Berliner

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2006, 11:19:52 AM »

I recall two at Cherry Hills. On the first tee there is a plaque mentioning Arnie's drive to the green in the last round of the 1960 Open.

Also on the back side, I think  on 14, there was a plaque saying something to the effect it was one of Ben Hogan's favourite holes.

Finally near the 4th tee at Bandon Dunes is a plaque praising the virtues of that fine hole.

Bob Jenkins

The plaque on the 14th at Cherry Hills is an old plaque that refers to the hole being listed as one of Sports Illustrated's top 18 holes in America.

Bill Shamleffer

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Re:Golf Plaques
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2006, 02:52:05 PM »
Since it appears per these postings that the leaders in the clubhouse for most plaques are Jones, Hogan, and Palmer, I have to pass along one of my favorite Palmer stories.

I am remembering this story off the top of my head.  Palmer was in a practice round for The Open in the 1980s when a sportswriter came across Palmer and asked him if he knew where his plaque was located on that hole.  The two then began to search in the rough for Palmer's plaque.  Finally, Palmer shouted over to Tip - who had not moved to assist the search – asking where the plaque was located.  Tip stated that it was about 120 miles away (not sure per the distance stated).  It appears they were not at Birkdale.  Supposedly Palmer just looked at the writer and kind of shrugged as if to say, How can I keep track of where all of my plaques are located.  :)
“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.”  Damon Runyon

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