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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 132
BILLY CASPER DIES THREE-time major champion Billy Casper died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack. He was 83. The 1959 and ’66 US Open and 1970 Masters Champion had undergone several surgeries in recent times and in December he was hospitalised with pneumonia. He died at his home in Utah. “He went downhill quick,” Casper’s son, Bob, told the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper. “It was quick. But he didn’t have any pain. It was peaceful.” His most celebrated victory came in the 1966 US Open, in which he came from seven shots back on the final nine holes to tie Arnold Palmer. Casper then went on to win the 18-hole playoff. “Billy Casper was one of the greatest family men – be it inside the game of golf or out – I had the fortunate blessing to meet,” Jack Nicklaus said via Facebook. “He had such a wonderful balance to his life. Golf was never the most important thing in Billy’s life – family was.” He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978 and won 51 times on the PGA Tour, which ranks him seventh on the all-time PGA Tour victory list. VIDEO: REMEMBERING BILLY CASPER > _______________________________ PIONEER SIFFORD PASSES AWAY THE man attributed with breaking the colour barrier in American golf, Charlie Sifford, passed away last Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He was 92. Sifford became the first black PGA Tour member after challenging the Caucasian- only clause and the PGA rescinded it in 1961. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969. He also triumphed at the 1975 Senior PGA Championship, five years before the Champions Tour was created. His career was fully recognised in 2004 when he became the first black player inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Last November, President Barack Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer are the only other golfers who have received that honour. “Terrible loss for golf and me personally. My grandfather is gone and we all lost a brave, decent and honorable man. I'll miss u Charlie,” Tiger Woods wrote on Twitter. FP ADVERT the AROUND TRAPS Conditions apply. New bookings only. Subject to availability. Valid 1st November 2014 to 28th February 2015. 1 Venue - 2 Championship Golf Courses 36 Hole Golf Resort approx. 60 mins from Sydney CBD New 36 room resort accommodation Bungool Golf Course Accommodation Special ● 1 nights stay in a deluxe room ● Full breakfast ● 1 round of golf with GPS cart on Gangurru Golf Course (host course for NSW PGA Championship) ● 1 round of golf with GPS cart on Bungool Golf Course $219 per person per twin share - available Monday-Thursday Riverside Oaks Golf Resort p: 02 4560 3200 email@example.com www.riversideoaks.com.au Home of the NSW PGA Championship 4th-7th December 2014 FEBRUARY GOLF SPECIAL 36 holes of golf with GPS equipped cart plus lunch. Just $129 (1 round of golf on Gangurru course, 1 round of golf on Bungool course plus lunch from the Brasserie menu) *Available mon-fri (excluding public holidays) between 1st & 28th Feb ‘15. All golf and lunch must be used on day of purchase. NEWBUNGOOLGOLFCOURSENOWOPEN
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