1889 – 1980
Who was Abe Espinosa?
Espinosa was born in Monterey, California. He worked as a club professional in Oakland, California, Chicago, Illinois and at Shreveport Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana where one of his caddies was future U.S. Open Champion Tommy Bolt. Espinosa's younger brother, Al, was also a professional golfer. Both men were known for their dashing, stylish attire on the links.
Espinosa's first PGA Tour win came at the 1928 Western Open. His best finish in a major was a T-7 at the 1924 U.S. Open. After his playing days were over, he became involved in golf course architecture and design; his works include Heart River Municipal Golf Course in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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