Gene Hamm, American golf player and course designer, Died at 93

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Eugene Perry Hamm Jr. was born in 1923, and died on December 10, 2016.

He was an American professional golfer and a golf course designer.

He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and started his golf career as a caddy at the Raleigh Golf Association.

Hamm joined the U.S. Navy in 1943.

After World War II, he was employed at several golf clubs in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Which included New Bern Country Club in New Bern, North Carolina, in Pinehurst, North Carolina and in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

During 1954, Hamm became a member of the PGA of America.

He qualified for the 1958 PGA Championship and 1960 U.S. Open.

Gene Hamm won the 1966 North Carolina Open.

He was best known as a golf course designer of courses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and New York.

After designing his first 9-hole course in 1949, he has designed and oversaw the building of over 60 courses.

During 1955, he helped build the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, North Carolina, with Robert Trent Jones.

Hamm moved to Delaware to continue work with Jones, and then in 1959 moved back to Raleigh where he began his own design career.

A variety of his notable courses are located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Gene Hamm passed away at 93 years old.