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1968 Nov. 29

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to George Blumberg

Writing to Blumberg concerning new clients. McCormack writes that he has recently aquired the golfer Peter Oosterhuis and is considering golfers, Ray Floyd, Bob Lunn, Harold Henning, George Knudson and Hale Irwin. In regards to Oosterhuis, McCormack advises Blumberg that Oosterhuis is planning on participating in the South African tournaments and requests he advise him on his trip. McC... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1968 Dec. 16

Mahoney, James

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to James Mahoney

GEOGRAPHIC LCSH IF APPLICABLE - Proposing a Frank Sinatra United States PGA Match Play Championship to the Professional Golfers' Association of America(PGA). McCormack provides an example of a tournament schedule and differentiates it from the Bing Crosby or Bob Hope tournaments. The United States tournament would be a part of an international tour taking place in Australia and New Zealand, the Far Ea... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1968 Dec. 30

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Norman Blake

McCormack proposes a Pan America international golf tournament. A general format is described as well as, prize packages, promotional ideas and tour routes. Additionally, McCoramck suggests filming the tournament. McCormack indicates that his company(likely Trans World Sports) would be able to produce the film.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1968 Dec. 31

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Norman Blake

McCormack proposes a Pan America international golf tournament. A general format is described as well as, prize packages, promotional ideas and tour routes. Additionally, McCoramck suggests filming the tournament. McCormack indicates that his company(likely Trans World Sports) would be able to produce the film. This letter is a nearly identical copy of a letter dated Decemb... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Jan. 30

McCormack, Mark H.

Memorandum from Mark H. McCormack to William H. Carpenter

Concerning thoughts with reference to McCormack's various activities during January. He notes the success and popularity of the 1968 Golf Annual and how helpful Norman VonNida has been with British jockey Lester Piggott. He speaks of Killy's visit to America. McCormack also informs them of his trip to Switzerland and the negotiations with Olivier LeBas. He talks of othe... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Feb. 14

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Anthony L. Mansfield

New Zealand - McCormack would like to get Gary Player into New Zealand to play a series of exhibition matches with Bob Charles. He would also like to work out an arrangement with Mansfield's company, and would like to know if he is interested.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Feb. 14

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Ian Wells

New Zealand - McCormack would like to get Gary Player into New Zealand to play a series of exhibition matches with Bob Charles. McCormack believes that the tour would have more appeal than a Billy Casper tour. He recommends having a young British professional such as Peter Townsend or Tony Jacklin, and an American as well, to make the exhibition a four-man match.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Mar. 10

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Arnold Morton

McCormack suggests a Playboy United States PGA Match Play Championship with 64 professionals, 32 of which from the money list, 10 sponsors exemptions and 22 qualifiers. McCormack notes that his organization would be willing to undertake the administration and running of the international events for Playboy, but also the structuring of their pro-amateur and match play c... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Mar. 13

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Tom Adams

McCormack provides a prief description of the idea he pitched to Adams in Chicago. He explains that the BBC is in the process of planning the production of a series of golf films, which would feature Henry Longhurst as commentator, the great golf courses of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and most of the leading players in the world. BBC would be willing to turn the event into a Chevrolet golf tournam... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers

1969 Mar. 18

McCormack, Mark H.

Letter from Mark H. McCormack to Sidney James

McCormack outlines the idea he spoke to James on the phone about. McCormack wants three to four tournaments to be held, building up to a four-team finals in the United States at the end of the year. He describes the format of the matches, which he believes will yield a large domestic interest in four parts of the world. He also notes that teams from smaller countries would have more of a possibility o... more

Mark H. McCormack Papers