Sequoyah Country Club has recently discovered early 16mm footage of the course, including the Oakland Open, played at the club from 1938 to 1944. We are pleased to present a selection here. (Windows Media Player Required.)
1901 – 1997
Joyce Wethered was the British Ladies’ Open champion four times (1922, 1924, 1925 and 1929) and the English Ladies champion for five consecutive years (1920-1924). She played on the Curtis Cup team against the US in 1932 and defeated Babe Zaharias in 1935. She was inducted into the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.
1912 – 1997
One of golf’s most dominant players during the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ben Hogan learned the game while working as a caddy at age 11. He turned professional at age 19, and between 1946 and 1953 he won four U.S. Opens, two Masters, two PGA titles, and the British Open. In 1949 he was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident, but he recovered to win the U.S. Open in 1950.