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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 123
WORDS BY ADRIAN BALLANTYNE Click on the buttons [left] to reveal our list. GOLFERS WHO WENT TO WAR 5 I T was supposed to be a cushy gig to keep him out of harm’s way. But Lloyd Mangrum was having none of it. The young American professional golfer, who had won five times in the previous three years, could have spent World War II keeping sergeants’ swings smooth, as the head pro at Fort Meade golf course – a position he was offered to keep him out of harm’s way. He declined, however, electing todohistimewithaguninhis hand, and continued a rich history of great golfers who served their countries admirably on battlefields around the world. While they all deserve acknowledgement here, we’ve selected a small group to carry the baton for the thousands of professional golfers who gave up some of their best years so that future players might enjoy their own best years in a world at relative peace. OTG
OTG Express 122
OTG Express 124