Golfer William E. Burton, 1906-1999

Bill Burton.jpg

Title

Golfer William E. Burton, 1906-1999

Subject

Golfers

Description

Bill Burton was the golf pro at the Tuscaloosa Country Club from 1942-1976. Burton instructed such golfers as Jack Maness, Dick Pride, Jackie Cummings and Bob Hemphill. In 1966, he was honored as the Professional of the Year by the Alabama Golf Association.

Burton was interviewed by the Tuscaloosa News on October 28, 1987, just after the Tuscaloosa Country Club's course was redesigned due to the construction of the Oliver Lock and Dam. In the interview Burton discussed the creation of the golf course in early 1920s, how his friends were not very happy that the golf course took their playground and how they sometimes turned loose the mules used in construction. He also discussed other events that had taken place at the golf course such as the time the 1931 tornado came through and heavily damaged the club.

Source

Judy Burton Phillips

Date

October 25, 1987

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Rights

Tuscaloosa News- Story
Judy Burton Phillips- Photo

Format

Photograph

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1012

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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