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Monday, 2 May 2016

May 2: Birthday of Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was a great crooner, but he truly loved the game of golf and was one of the game's great benefactors.  His Pro-Am remains a fixture on the PGA tour.

He played to a two handicap and won many championships at his home course of Lakeside, in LA.  He even played in the 1952 British Amateur held at St Andrews, beginning the tournament with two threes. So he was no slouch as a player.  

Bing died on October 14, 1977 in Spain.  He was on a golf course--which is a good place to go if there is ever such a thing.