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Sam Snead

Sam SneadAKA Samuel Jackson Snead, Sr.

Born: 27-May-1912
Birthplace: Ashwood, VA
Died: 23-May-2002
Location of death: Hot Springs, VA
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Snead Family Cemetery, Hot Springs, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 82 PGA tournaments

Military service: US Navy (1942-44)

Father: Harry Snead
Mother: Laura Snead
Sister: Janet
Brother: Homer
Brother: Pete
Brother: Jesse
Brother: (four older brothers)
Wife: Audrey Karnes (m. 1940, d. Jan-1990, two sons)
Son: Sam Snead, Jr.
Son: Terrence Snead

    High School: Valley High School, Hot Springs, VA

    Winner, PGA Championship 1942
    Winner, British Open 1946
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1949
    Winner, PGA Championship 1949
    Winner, PGA Championship 1951
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1952
    Winner, Masters Tournament 1954
    Vardon Trophy 1938
    Vardon Trophy 1949
    Vardon Trophy 1950
    Vardon Trophy 1955
    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1973
    World Golf Hall of Fame 1974
    Endorsement of General Mills Wheaties
    Stroke multiple
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Amputee

    The Caddy (10-Aug-1953) · Himself

Is the subject of books:
I Remember Sam Snead: Memories and Anecdotes of Golf's Slammin' Sammy, 2003, BY: Mike Towle, DETAILS: (biography)
Sam: The One and Only Sam Snead, 2005, BY: Al Barkow, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
How to Play Golf: And Professional Tips on Improving Your Score (1946, self help, with Albert C. Katzenmeyer)
The Education of a Golfer (1962, memoir, with Al Stump)
Golf Begins at Forty: How to Use Your Age Advantage (1978, self help, with Dick Aultman)

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