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Sat, 02.02.1935

A first for Pro Golf, Pete Brown

Pete Brown

*Pete Brown was born on this date in 1935. He was a Black golfer.

From Jackson, Mississippi Brown got his PGA Tour Card in 1963. One year later Brown became the first African American to Win a PGA event the Waco Turner Open in 1964. He married Margaret Brown with whom he had Six Girls. Brown spent 17 years on PGA Tour and a number of wins two of which were PGA Victories. Browns tournament Victories include: Four Time USG (Negro) National Open Champion. Brown was a four time Long Star Open Champion, and a three Time North & South Champion.

He was the Michigan Open Champion (1961), and the Andy Williams Open in 1970 (Now the Buick Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA). Brown played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) beginning in 1985. His best finishes were a pair of T-6s in 1985 at the Senior PGA Tour Roundup and the MONY Syracuse Senior Classic.

Brown and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of six daughters. He had been the head pro at Madden Golf Course in Dayton, Ohio for more than 20 years.  Pete Brown died on May 1, 2015 at the age of 80.

National Black Golf Hall of Fame
2107 Decatur Rd., Suite 114
Decatur, GA 30033

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