Al Brosch

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Al Brosch
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Brosch hitting a shot (c. 1965)
Personal information
Full name Albert Wenzel Brosch
Nickname Red
Born (1911-11-08)November 8, 1911
Farmingdale, New York
Died December 10, 1975(1975-12-10) (aged 64)
Mineola, New York
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Ellen Fredericka Blixt
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 25
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T35: 1950
U.S. Open 6th: 1937
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1951

Albert Wenzel "Red" Brosch (November 8, 1911 – December 10, 1975)[1] was an American professional golfer.

Early life[edit]

Brosch was born in Farmingdale, New York, on November 8, 1911, to Henry J. Brosch and his wife Catherine. In June 1936, he married Ellen Fredericka Blixt.

Golf career[edit]

Brosch worked primarily as a club pro but also played on the PGA Tour, making 125 cuts between 1933 and 1962. He was the first player to shoot a round of 60 on the Tour, in the third round of the 1951 Texas Open.[1] He went on to finish fourth, shooting a final-round 70 (268), three strokes out of the E.J. Harrison-Doug Ford playoff. Three weeks later, Brosch turned in his top PGA Tour performance, a runner-up finish at the St. Petersburg Open. He fell by six strokes to winner Jim Ferrier.

As a club pro, he worked primarily in the New York City area, including Bethpage, Cherry Valley Club, and Sands Point Golf Club. He won the Long Island Open 10 times,[1] the Long Island PGA nine times,[2] and the Metropolitan PGA six times.

Military service[edit]

He was drafted in 1943 and served in World War II, attaining the rank of corporal.

Death and legacy[edit]

Brosch died on December 10, 1975, and was interred in Long Island National Cemetery. Brosch was honored in 1975 as the PGA Metropolitan Section’s second Sam Snead Award recipient for his contributions to golf, the PGA and the Metropolitan Section.[3]

Professional wins (25)[edit]

this list mat be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament T36
U.S. Open CUT T28 6 T41 CUT
PGA Championship R32
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament NT NT NT
U.S. Open T47 NT NT NT NT T53 T39 13
PGA Championship R16 NT R64 R32 R16
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T35 T35 T36
U.S. Open CUT T10 T15 CUT T37 T43
PGA Championship R32 QF T59
Tournament 1960 1961 1962
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
PGA Championship CUT CUT

Note: Brosch never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = no tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 28–9. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ Long Island PGA Championship – Past Champions
  3. ^ "Al Brosch". PGA Metropolitan Section. Retrieved June 8, 2015.