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Ralph Guldahl

AKA Ralph J. Guldahl

Born: 22-Nov-1911
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 11-Jun-1987
Location of death: Sherman Oaks, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Golf

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
Wife: Laverne
Son: Ralph Guldahl, Jr.
Wife: Maydelle

    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
    Norwegian Ancestry

Author of books:
Groove Your Golf (1939, sports)

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