Thursday, August 4, 2011

Willie Park, Jr.

Willie Park, Jr., the son of the winner of the first British Open (1865), also won the British Open himself.

Willie Park, Jr. came to America where he became a prolific golf course designer, laying out dozens of golf courses throughout the country. In 1922 he came to Atlantic City and revamped the original course and laid out another 18 holes, which were later developed into housing.

While at the Jersey Shore, Willie Park also laid out the Ocean City-Somers Point Golf course, now Greate Bay.

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