Jack Park
Jack Park
Personal information
Full name John Archibald Park
Nickname Jack
Born 1879
Musselburgh, Scotland
Died 1935
East Hampton, New York, U.S.
Nationality  Scotland
Spouse Alison Middlemas[1]
Children 2
Career
Status Professional
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open 6th: 1899
The Open Championship 40th: 1908
PGA Championship DNP

John Archibald "Jack" Park (1879-1935) was a Scottish professional golfer. Park placed sixth in the 1899 U.S. Open, held 14-15 September 1899, at Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland.[2] Park also finished tied for ninth place in the 1901 U.S. Open held at Myopia Hunt Club and tied for tenth at the 1915 U.S. Open.[3][4]

Early life

Jack Park was born in Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1879.[1] He was the son of Willie Park, Sr. (1834-1903) and his wife Susanna Park née Law (1837-1922).

Golf career

At age 18, Park won an open tournament at Carnoustie in 1897. The field included James Braid, J.H. Taylor, Harry Vardon and Willie Fernie. In 1898 he emigrated to the United States to manage his brother's golf store at 25 W. 43rd Street, New York. He was head professional at Essex Country Club in New Jersey (1899-01), then went to Texas for a short period at Houston Country Club before going to Whitemarsh Country Club in Philadelphia where his tenure was from 1911-15.

His longest posting was at Maidstone Golf Club on Long Island from 1915-24. In 1924 Jack and his brother Willie upgraded the existing 18-hole Maidstone course to a 36-hole layout, part of which was destroyed in a 1938 hurricane.[5] In its current 27-hole configuration the course continues to be listed among the top 70 courses in America. After leaving Maidstone, Park remained in the East Hampton area of New York where he worked at Amagansett Country Club in Amagansett, New York, until 1928.

Death

Park died in 1935 at East Hampton, Suffolk, New York.

Results in major championships

Tournament 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
U.S. Open DNP DNP 6 DQ T9 25 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? T10 ? NT NT ? ? 62
The Open Championship WD WD DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP 40 T51 T45 CUT DNP DNP T73 NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP

Note: Park played only in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the cut
WD = Withdrew
? = Finish unknown
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

References

  1. ^ a b "1930 U.S. Census". ancestry.com. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  2. ^ "The Golf Championship". North Adams Transcript. Massachusetts. 16 September 1899. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Smith and Willie Anderson Tied for the Open Championship at 331". New York Tribune. 16 June 1901. p. 9. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Brenner, Morgan G. (2009). The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008. 1. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3360-5. 
  5. ^ Quirin, William L. (2002). America's Linksland: A Century of Long Island Golf. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press. pp. 36-37. ISBN 1-58536-087-2. 

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