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Aug312013

R.I.P. Bill Campbell

One of the giants of the amateur game and later on, a USGA President, Bill Campbell passes away at age 90.

From USGA.org.

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RIP. They don't make 'em like this any more.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered Commenterrgw
RIP

Part of the "game" has been taken from us.
Wish he was still leading the USGA.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerryMalloy
First Jim Langley and now Bill Campbell. Two of the finest gentlemen you will ever meet.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSun Mountain Man
The story goes he is the only player to use the ball washer on the first tee at Augusta National prior to competing in The Masters Tournament. Priceless.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMashie
Read that story as well Mashie. Also that, as good a player as he was, he played par 3s mediocre because he was afraid of making a hole in one...
Just re-read the USGA release: what a life! A true career amateur, the likes of which we will never see again. Player and administrator: more are needed, few exist.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMashie
When XC members are faceless they are easy to hate and mock.

People like Paul Caruso, Jim Reinhart, Lew Blakey, Pat Kauffman, Brigid Lamb, Mary-Bea Porter King, Win Padgett, Glen Nager etc. are not (and were not when they served) the ogres that they are made out to be.
08.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
I had the honor of meeting with Bill Campbell at my great grandfather C. B. Macdonald's induction in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. Later, in 2008 Bill wrote and delivered the tribute to C.B when he was enshrined at Jack Nicklaus' tournament at Muirfield Village. Bill was truly a great gentleman and a tribute to the world of amateur golf. I feel blessed to have met him.l
09.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert M. Young

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