FLOR500, Garden 246 Gene Sarazan, Professional Golfer (1902–1999) Gene Sarazan was a champion golfer. A New York native, he came to New Port Richey in 1926. He was the first person to win all four of golf’s Grand Slam tournaments. Sarazen invented the sand wedge, a type of golf club. He later moved to Marco Island where he founded the Gene and Mary Sarazen Foundation to help individuals and communities in need. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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Gene Sarazan, Professional Golfer

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Gene Sarazan, Professional Golfer

(1902–1999)

Gene Sarazan was a champion golfer. A New York native, he came to New Port Richey in 1926. He was the first person to win all four of golf’s Grand Slam tournaments. Sarazen invented the sand wedge, a type of golf club. He later moved to Marco Island where he founded the Gene and Mary Sarazen Foundation to help individuals and communities in need. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.





 




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