1899 Birthday Of J. Wood Platt
1955 USGA Senior Amateur Champion,One of the leading amateurs in the Northeast, J. Wood Platt won seven Philadelphia Amateurs, one Pennsylvania Amateur and the inaugural USGA Senior Amateur, in 1955. Platt may be best remembered, however, for his spectacular start during a friendly round at Pine Valley during the 1940s. Platt birdied No. 1, holed a 7-iron for eagle at the second, aced the par-3 third and then made a 30-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole. An astonishing six under par through four holes, Platt retired to the adjacent clubhouse for a drink, and never made it back on to the course.