Shawnee Open

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The Shawnee Open is a golf tournament that was first held in 1912. It is played at The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The couse was completed in 1911, the first ever design by renowned architect A. W. Tillinghast.[1] The Shawnee Open was recognized as a PGA Tour event from 1916 to 1937. While no longer recognized as a PGA Tour event, there have been more than 60 Shawnee Opens played. It is still held annually, and is now sponsored by the Philadelphia section of the PGA of America.

In 1938, Shawnee hosted the PGA Championship and the Shawnee touring professional, Sam Snead, lost to Paul Runyan 8 and 7.[2] According to legend, Tommy Armour hit 10 straight balls out of bounds and scored the first ever "Archaeopteryx" (15 or more over-par) when he made a 23 on a par-5, for 18-over-par at the 1927 Shawnee Open. Many sources still claim that this represents the highest score on one hole in PGA history.[3] However, other research shows that he carded "only" an 11 on the 17th hole in the third round.[4]

Winners[edit]

Philadelphia Section of PGA of America event

  • 2017 Brett Melton
  • 2016 Michael Little
  • 2015 Josh Rackley
  • 2014 Mark Sheftic
  • 2013 John Pillar[5]
  • 2012 Greg Farrow[6]
  • 2011 No tournament (weather)
  • 2010 Don Allan[7]
  • 2009 Travis Deibert
  • 2008 John Pillar[5]
  • 2007 Stu Ingraham
  • 2006 No tournament (bridge washed out)
  • 2005 Barry Dear
  • 2004 Dave McNabb[8]
  • 2003 Mark Parisi[8]
  • 2002 Rich Steinmetz[8]
  • 2001 Greg Farrow[8]
  • 2000 Chris Anderson[8]
  • 1999 Pete Oakley[9]
  • 1998 Pete Oakley[10]
  • 1990–97 No tournament
  • 1989 Wayne Phillips
  • 1988 Harold Perry
  • 1987 Gene Fieger
  • 1986 Pete Oakley[9]
  • 1985 Wayne Phillips
  • 1984 Pete Oakley[9]
  • 1983 Pete Oakley[9]
  • 1982 Dennis Milne
  • 1981 John Kulhamer[11]
  • 1980 Pete Oakley
  • 1979 Jack Connelly[9]
  • 1965–78 No tournament
  • 1964 William Petersen
  • 1963 No tournament
  • 1962 Howard Everitt
  • 1961 Raymond Lebel
  • 1960 Raymond Lebel
  • 1959 Leon Buck
  • 1958 W.C. Wehnes
  • 1957 F.A. Winchenbach
  • 1956 Howard Everitt
  • 1955 Howard Everitt
  • 1954 Howard Everitt
  • 1953 Ellis Taylor
  • 1952 Olin Cerrochi
  • 1951 Tom Robins
  • 1950 Ed Meister
  • 1949 Ed Meister
  • 1939–48 No tournament
  • 1938 Robert Weichel

PGA Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "27 Hole Championship Golf Course". The Shawnee Inn And Golf Resort. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "The History of Golf at Shawnee". The Shawnee Inn And Golf Resort. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Barkow, Al (2012). Golf's All-Time Firsts, Mosts, Leasts, and a Few Nevers. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 75.
  4. ^ Nash, Bruce; Zullo, Allan (1989). The Golf Hall of Shame. Pocket Books. p. x.
  5. ^ a b "John Pillar Off to a Sizzling Start on the Summer Links". Neagle.com. July 8, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Perla earns first Section PGA win". The Delaware County Times. June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: 2010 to 2012". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: 2000 to 2009". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Awards & Press: Press Release". The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "Oakley Wins Shawnee Open Again". Philly.Com. August 19, 1998. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  11. ^ "L.V. Golf Hall of Fame adds six". The Morning Call. May 10, 2006. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lawson Little Winner in Shawnee Open Golf". The Montreal Gazette. July 15, 1937. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: 1935 to 1939". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  14. ^ Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: 1930 to 1939". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: November 21, 1921 to 1929". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  16. ^ "Farrell Wins Shawnee Open Golf Tourney". Miami News. June 22, 1927. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  17. ^ "George McLean Wins Shawnee Tournament". The Meriden Daily Journal. Meriden, Connecticut. July 18, 1923. p. 8.
  18. ^ "John Farrell Wins Shawnee Open Golf". The New York Times. July 28, 1922. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  19. ^ a b c d e f Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: The Southeastern Section of the PGA 1916 to 1921". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  20. ^ "Shawnee celebrates 100 years of golf on the Delaware". The Morning Call. August 9, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  21. ^ a b c d Trenham, Pete. "Trenham Golf History: Before the PGA 1895 to 1915". trenhamgolfhistory.org. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  22. ^ "Museum Moment: When the Cheering Stopped: The Tragedy of John J. McDermott". USGA. Retrieved June 19, 2014.

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