AKA Ralph J. Guldahl
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Location of death: Sherman Oaks, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 3 Majors
Turned professional in 1930. Guldahl was self taught and had an unusual golf swing. But during the writing of his instructional book in 1939, Groove Your Golf, he overanalyzed his swing and completely destroyed his golf game. Guldahl retired and found work as an insurance salesman, and in 1961 he became the professional at Braemar Country Club.
Father: Olaf Guldahl
Mother: Anna Nordly
Son: Ralph Guldahl, Jr.
University: Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, TX (1930)
Winner, US Open 1937
Winner, US Open 1938
Winner, Masters Tournament 1939
World Golf Hall of Fame 1981
Author of books:
Groove Your Golf (1939, sports)
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