Errie Ball

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Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (November 14, 1910 – July 2, 2014) was a Welsh-American professional golfer who competed at the inaugural Augusta National golf tournament in 1934 (now known as the Masters Tournament). He was the last living person[1] to compete in the first Masters and died at the age of 103.[2]

Ball was born in Bangor, Wales, in 1910.[3] He was the youngest golfer to compete in The Open Championship at age 15 in 1926.[4] Ball was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in 1990. As of 2011, he was giving lessons at the Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Florida[5] and he turned 100 on November 14, 2010.[6] Golfweek magazine was on site when he celebrated this event with friends and members at Willoughby Golf Club and posted a story documenting the event.[7] Ball was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame in 2011.[2][8]

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  1. ^ Sherman, Ed (April 5, 2008). "Errie Ball is Oldest Master". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Auclair, T.J. (July 2, 2014). "Errie Ball passes away at age 103". PGA of America. 
  3. ^ Kindred, Dave (April 2006). "The oldest master: Errie Ball, 95 years young, is the last surviving participant of the first Masters". Golf Digest. 
  4. ^ Levin, Matt (November 9, 2009). "Masters Survivor Errie Ball Is Celebrated by Friends & Family at Willoughby Golf Club". The GolfCourseHome Life. 
  5. ^ "Members at Willoughby Golf Club Learn From Original Master Errie Ball". May 16, 2009. Archived from the original on June 29, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ball, the Last Master Standing, celebrates 100th birthday". PGA of America. November 16, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ Schupak, Adam (November 15, 2010). "Inside Errie Ball's 100th birthday party". GolfWeek. 
  8. ^ "Errie Ball, Class of 2011". PGA of America. 
  9. ^ a b Denney, Bob. "Errie Ball – the PGA of America's Oldest and Longest-Serving Member dies at 103". Illinois PGA. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Willoughby name golf director emeritus". Boca Raton News. March 30, 1989. p. 3 (supplement). 

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