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Random notes concerning the 1969 United States Open Championship and an upcoming article on the Open. McCormack discusses the impact of the disputes between the PGA and the USGA and comments that the Open Championship was horribly run. McCormack notes that in addition to calling Orville Moody, President Nixon called and spoke to Arnold Palmer, and informed him that although he had heard Moody was a ni... more
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1969 July 2
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Suggesting a procedure for inviting Nancy Lopez to the Colgate European Open at Sunningdale. The procedure involves Nancy verbally accepting an invitation prior to becoming professional and attending the LPGA School.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1977 July 6
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McCormack inquires about whether or not the British Ryder Cup players will receive approved player status or whether they will have to attend the school in order to obtain the status.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1969 May 12
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McCormack responds to Frank Hannigan's note of April 9, 1970 and informs him that he will alert the golf academy people to the rule in question. He notes that he looks forward to seeing him in New York so that they can discuss the matter of Gary Player in Minneapolis.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1970 Apr. 16
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McCormack notes that there is a special PGA rule which affects releases for playing in conflicting events.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1971 Nov. 26
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McCormack writing Gates regarding possible changes to PGA rules. Specifically, McCormack hopes the language of a events in conflict rule remain the same and a approval clause be reworded to be more objective. As an example, McCormack references a conversation with Jack Nicklaus and a Arnold Palmer contract with Wilson. McCormack offers to assist in the wording or phrasi... more
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1968 Dec. 26
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McCormack provides his reaction to the article in the April edition of "The Golf Journal." While McCormack agrees that it isn't a good idea if every state and association made its own rules, one out to be able to tap down spike marks as one is able to fix ball marks. McCormack feels Hannigan's editorial misses the point and asks why a spike mark shouldn't be repaired.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1973 May 1
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McCormack asks Hannigan to answer a question that his son has posed about penalties in golf.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1972 May 10
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McCormack indicates to Phil Pilley that he agrees that, with reference to the new rules film, since they are being paid their production costs, monies would go to the governing bodies. In the case of the United States Golf Association, he thinks he could talk Tatum into letting them commission the receipts of the British sale.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1983 Oct. 6
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McCormack suggests that the Ryder Cup players be exempted from the first pre-qualifying round for the TPD School. He also suggests that British players need not get a release from a United States sponsor for playing a European tournament.
(Mark H. McCormack Papers)

McCormack, Mark H.
1972 May 3