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Friday, July 03, 2009

Richard Mayer and Peter Broadbent are going to be included in Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame

The Connecticut State Golf Association is going to include two people in the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame. They are- Richard Mayer and Peter Broadbent. The induction ceremony is going to take place December 9, 2008 at Wethersfield Country Club. Another person who will be inducted will be announced next Sunday.

Richard Mayer, a famous golfer of the 50s, won the 1957 U.S. Open championship. A resident of Stamford, Mayer died in 1989. He became a professional golf player in 1949 and had a career of 23 years. He won the 1957 US Open Champion. The year 1957 was his most successful year because he also won the World Golf Championship that year and received PGA Tour player of Year. He won seven titles and missed six cuts. Mayer defeated Cary Middlecoff in a playoff at the Inverness Club in Ohio.

Peter Broadbent worked as golf referee and former president of New Heaven Country Club. Broadbent, who is now in his 80’s, was very much excited after hearing the news. Broadbent graduated from the University of Yale in 1948. Since then, he made his career in golf. He spent 18 years as a referee, rules official and tournament committee member for the United States Golf Association’s Senior Amateur Championship. He retired in 2008.

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(This entry was originally posted in this blog on Monday, December 1st, 2008 and the information is based on that time.)

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