Dean Refram

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Dean Refram
Personal information
Born (1936-11-08)November 8, 1936
Miami, Florida
Died July 28, 1991(1991-07-28) (aged 54)
Tampa, Florida
Nationality  United States
College Florida Southern College
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T30: 1964
U.S. Open T13: 1969
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 72nd: 1979

Dean Refram (November 8, 1936 – July 28, 1991) was an American professional golfer and golf course architect.

Refram was born in Miami, Florida.[1] He attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and was a member of the golf team.[2]

Refram played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s. He won twice on tour: the 1968 Robinson Open and the 1975 Walt Disney World National Team Championship with Jim Colbert.[3]

After leaving the Tour in 1975, Refram spent the latter part of his career as a golf course designer and architect.[3] Most of the courses he designed were in Florida.[4]

Refram died in Tampa, Florida at age 54 of respiratory problems complicated by cancer.[1][3] His son, Dean Refram Jr., also is a professional golfer.

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 29, 1968 Robinson Open –18 (68-67-70-65=270) 5 strokes United States Mike Hill
2 Oct 26, 1975 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with Jim Colbert)
–36 (63-63-62-64=252) 3 strokes Mexico Victor Regalado & United States Charlie Sifford
South Africa Bobby Cole & United States John Schlee


  1. ^ a b "Dean Refram, 54, golfer, developer". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. July 29, 1991. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Mocs in the Professional Ranks". Florida Southern College Athletics. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Golf pro Dean Refram, course designer, dies". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. July 31, 1991. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  4. ^ "Dean Refram Courses Built". World Golf. Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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