Today is the birthday of Eddie Loos, born Edward Wallace Neal Loos in 1893 in NYC, He started as a caddy at Van Courtlandt Park GC in the Bronx.
He was a club pro at many clubs throughout his career while playing in early tour events and exhibitions. He won 3 times on the PGA Tour and was known as two-putt Eddie, because he rarely 3-putted.
At the 1931 LA Open, he was in the lead when he teed off at the 71st hole of the competition. From the rough he hit his approach to less than 3 inches from the cup. But when he went to tap it in, he saw Walter Hagen stenciled on the ball. He was given a 2 stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball, his playing partner. And lost the tournament to Ed Dudley. Ouch!
Eddie Loos Birthday
Here is a link to the episode on Your Golfer’s Almanac.
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