Errie Ball

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Errie Ball
Personal information
Full nameSamuel Henry Ball
Born(1910-11-14)November 14, 1910
Bangor, Wales
DiedJuly 2, 2014(2014-07-02) (aged 103)
Stuart, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
SpouseMaxwell "Maxie" Wright
Professional wins12
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters TournamentT38: 1934
U.S. OpenT22: 1956
The Open ChampionshipT23: 1936
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1948
Achievements and awards
PGA Hall of Fame2011
Illinois Golf Hall of Fame1990

Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (November 14, 1910 – July 2, 2014) was a Welsh-American professional golfer. He played at the first Augusta National golf tournament in 1934 (now known as the Masters Tournament). He was the last living person to play in the first Masters. He was an active golfer between the 1930s and the 1970s.[1]

Ball was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, north west Wales. During his 20s, he moved to the United States, under the request from his uncle. He turned 100 in November 2010. He was married to Maxie for 78 years until his death. Maxie was 99 when Ball died. They had a daughter named Leslie.[1]

Ball died from natural causes on July 2, 2014 in Stuart, Florida, aged 103. His wife and their daughter outlived him.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Errie Ball, who played in '34 Masters, dies at 103". Golfweek. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  2. "Errie Ball, oldest PGA of America member and original Masters invitee, passes away at 103". July 2, 2014. Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.

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