Dave Douglas

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Dave rose from being the 17-year-old club golf champion at Rock Manor in Wilmington, to a pro tour career that earned him 14 tournament titles in the 1940s and 1950s, including the Jacksonville,
Greensboro, Ardmore, Houston, Citrus and Bing Crosby Opens. In 1952, playing on the same Ryder Cup team with fellow Wilmingtonian Porky Oliver, he tied the final singles match that gave the U.S. team
the half-point needed to edge host Great Britain. He won the Houston Open by beating Sam Snead on the final hole while equaling the course record. Douglas, who played out of Newark Country Club,
served as vice President of the Professional Golfers’ Association. Dave was Delaware’s “Athlete of the Year” in 1952. He died at Rehoboth Beach on November 17, 1978 at age 60.



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