Gene Hamm

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Gene Hamm
Personal information
Full nameEugene Perry Hamm Jr.
Born1923
Henderson, North Carolina
Died (aged 93)
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1954
Professional wins3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1958
U.S. OpenCUT: 1960
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Eugene Perry Hamm Jr. (1923 – December 10, 2016) was an American professional golfer and golf course designer.

Hamm grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and started his golf career as a caddy at the Raleigh Golf Association. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Following World War II, he was employed at several golf clubs in the 1940s and early 1950s. These included New Bern Country Club in New Bern, North Carolina, in Pinehurst, North Carolina and in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. In 1954, he became a member of the PGA of America. Hamm qualified for the 1958 PGA Championship and 1960 U.S. Open. He won the 1966 North Carolina Open.[1][2]

Hamm is best known as a golf course designer of courses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and New York. Since designing his first 9-hole course in 1949, he has designed and oversaw the building of over 60 courses. In 1955, Hamm helped build the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, North Carolina, with Robert Trent Jones. He moved to Delaware to continue work with Jones, and then in 1959 moved back to Raleigh where he began his own design career. Many of his notable courses are located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[1][3][4]

Hamm died in 2016 at the age of 93.[5]

Professional wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Golf course designs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 – Gene Hamm". PGA Carolinas Section Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ Argintar, Sybil H. (August 2009). "Meadowbrook Country Club" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gene Hamm Course". Indian Wells Country Club.
  4. ^ "Gene Hamm". NorthMyrtleBeach.com.
  5. ^ "Gene Hamm". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina]]. December 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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