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... any of these players seen in this youtube clip?  This is somebody's home movies, originally taken on Super8 film, at the 1972 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills.  This was from a practice round (movie cameras were allowed in practice rounds, not the tournament itself).  Apparently a rainy day, which doesn't help the clarity of the filming.

At about 3:49 I recognize Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer teeing off in succession.  About 3:03 is a lefty, undoubtably Bob Charles.

I actually attended this tournament as a young 'un, although not this practice round.  I remember meeting Byron Nelson who was there as a broadcaster.

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I think the first player is Seve.

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

I think the first player is Seve.

Seve was 15 years old in 1972.  I don't think this is him.

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Originally Posted by BruceMGF

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

I think the first player is Seve.

Seve was 15 years old in 1972.  I don't think this is him.

Didn't even pay attention to the year. Sure looks like him though.

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Originally Posted by BruceMGF

At about 3:49 I recognize Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer teeing off in succession.

I think they appear earlier  as well although the color of Weiskopf's pants appear slightly different.  Shortly after the second time you see them tee off, I think it may be Johnny Miller walking down the fairway and then appearing like he is pretending on hitting a ball back towards where he came from.

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Originally Posted by BruceMGF

... any of these players seen in this youtube clip?  This is somebody's home movies, originally taken on Super8 film, at the 1972 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills.  This was from a practice round (movie cameras were allowed in practice rounds, not the tournament itself).  Apparently a rainy day, which doesn't help the clarity of the filming.

At about 3:49 I recognize Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer teeing off in succession.  About 3:03 is a lefty, undoubtably Bob Charles.

I actually attended this tournament as a young 'un, although not this practice round.  I remember meeting Byron Nelson who was there as a broadcaster.


Very cool. I got to play Shanty Creek - Cedar River in Michigan on Father's Day Weekend, which was designed by Tom Weiskopf. Very tough and unforgiving course with greens that simulate a sheet of ice in terms of speed.

Thanks for posting this video.

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Guessing here:

Hale Irwin very early

Dave Stockton early

Tom Weiskoff around 4:08

Arnold Palmer at 4:20

Johnny Miller at 4:48

Again, just guesses.

dave

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a lot of these early swings make me wonder how they kept the ball in the fairway.

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Originally Posted by bkitt

a lot of these early swings make me wonder how they kept the ball in the fairway.

Different equipment different swings. But you're right, some of them were a little unorthodox.

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At 0:38 I want to say it's Gardner Dickinson because of the Hogan-hat.  But I remember Gardner with more big waggles, a bit like Jason Dufner today.

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