1974 PGA "THE B.C. OPEN" GOLD OFFICIAL MEDAL. RICHIE KARL. "Unique As Struck" "14K Solid Gold"


1974 PGA GOLD OFFICIAL MEDAL. RICHIE KARL GOLF GOLD MEDAL. B.C. OPEN
 
Size of a $20 Gold Liberty 
 
14K
 
 

Richard Karl (born September 28, 1944) is an American professional golfer who is best known as the last golf club professional to win an official PGA Tour event.

Karl was born in Johnson City, New York. He played college golf at Florida State University.He won the Alaska State Amateur twice while stationed in the Army there.

Karl turned professional in 1968. He won the 1974 B.C. Open by sinking a 35-foot putt on the first hole in a playoff with Bruce Crampton. Karl, who worked at the En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York where the B.C. Open was played and lived along the 10th fairway, is the last club professional to win on the PGA Tour.

Karl played briefly on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) starting after he turned 50 in September 1994. His best finish in this venue was a T-5 at the ACE Group Classic. In 2007, Karl played as a sponsor's exemption in the inaugural Dick's Sporting Goods Open, a Champions Tour event played on his home course.

 

 

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