Walt Zembriski

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Walter Zembriski
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1935-05-24) May 24, 1935 (age 79)
Mahwah, New Jersey
Nationality  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
Champions Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open 61st: 1978
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Walter Zembriski (born May 24, 1935) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Zembriski was born in Mahwah, New Jersey.[1] He taught himself how to play golf while working as a caddie at the Out of Bounds Golf Club in Mahwah. His father, Stanley, also worked as a caddie at the same club, and caddied regularly for Babe Ruth.[2][3]

Zembriski had a brief stint as a member of the PGA Tour in his early thirties after earning his player's card in 1967. During his middle and late thirties, he worked as an ironworker on highrise buildings along the Jersey Shore. During his forties, Zembriski played on the Florida mini-tour.[3] He qualified twice for the U.S. Open during this period, in 1978 and 1982.[2]

Zembriski's greatest success in professional golf came on the Senior PGA Tour, where he won three times.

Zembriski now lives in Orlando, Florida and still plays golf regularly.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

  • 1964 Ike Tournament
  • 1965 New Jersey Amateur

Senior PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 23, 1988 Newport Cup –9 (67-65=132) 2 strokes United States Charles Coody
2 Oct 9, 1988 Vantage Championship –10 (73-68-67=70=278) 3 strokes United States Al Geiberger, United States Dave Hill, United States Dick Rhyan
2 Dec 2, 1989 GTE West Classic –13 (64-68-65=197) 2 strokes United States George Archer, United States Jim Dent

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1985 Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic United States Lee Elder, United States Orville Moody, United States Dan Sikes Elder won with birdie on third extra hole
Moody eliminated with birdie on second hole
2 1992 Digital Seniors Classic United States Mike Hill Lost to par on second extra hole

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b Archer, Todd (1997-07-01). "Zembriski renews diligent work ethic". The Kentucky Post (E. W. Scripps Company). Archived from the original on 2005-01-15. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2007-11-02. 

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