Jack Nicklaus turns 78 today!

Happy Birthday Jack Nicklaus!
He turns 78 today!
Jack retired with 18 Major Championship victories over a span of 25 years. and is widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. He became the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament two years in a row, and became the first player to complete double and triple career slams of golf’s four major championships. in 1986, at age 46, he became the oldest winner of the Masters Tournament.
Did you know?
Jack Nicklaus, arguably the greatest golfer of all time, almost wasn’t! When Nicklaus was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with polio. Fortunately, he recovered from the disease after a few weeks, but suffered occasionally in his life from post-polio syndrome, which made his joints painfully sore.
3 replies
  1. Helen Smits
    Helen Smits says:

    Wow! Things you never new you never knew. What a tribute to the human spirit, when someone can achieve greatness even though they are carrying an invisible cross like this one. Happy Birthday Jack!

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  2. Dave Bauer
    Dave Bauer says:

    I’ve met Jack on a number of occasions as a Golf fan following him on the PGA circuit (Glen Abbey 2x) and at Hamilton GCC for Seniors Skins. Every time I spoke with him he was very cordial and friendly, and never refused an autograph from me or any of the younger generation that asked him (after I pointed out to them he was the greatest, even with Tiger playing the same course). I’ve read his books and watched his videos (VHS LOL) and for years played Golden Bear clubs as a junior. Happy Birthday Jack. A true role model.

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