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Posted Sep 16, 2008 by In Golf We Trust

On This Week In History


'Mr.Murray! Please, no! Not again...'


Having seemingly been on permanent display in some gigantic American trophy cabinet, Europe had the audacity to go and win the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years at The Belfry on September 15, 1985. It was about bloody time...

Elsewhere in the world of golf, on September 16 in 1969, a 12-year-old Nancy Lopez won the New Mexico Women's Amateur, crushing 23-year-old Mary Bryan 10 and 8 in the final match. That must have been pretty humiliating. No one likes losing to a kid...

In the real world, on September 17 in 1956, television was first broadcast in Australia.  Originally, programmes were shipped over from the BBC but they all appeared upside down on Australian TV sets, leading to the development of their own top-quality shows such as Neighbours and Prisoner Cell Block H.

And it's Ndumbu Nsungu! as they say in Gillingham to Prince Harry (25 on September 15), 1976 US Open winner Jerry Pate (55 on September 16), legendary golf instructor Bob Toski and the flat-chested Keeley Hazell (both 82 and 22 respectively on September 18) and Caddyshack star Bill Murray (58 on September 21).


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