From Monty Trammel…It’s a privilege to know this legend of golf Dow Finsterwald!! He plays weekly at the Rockledge Country Club with his friend Jon Johnson. These two men are fine gentlemen!! ⛳️
Dow Finsterwald, Sr., 87 years old is best known for winning the 1958 PGA Championship. He won 11 Tour titles between 1955 and 1963, played on four Ryder Cup teams, and served as non-playing captain for the 1977 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Dow Finsterwald with Arnold Palmer at the Masters in the 1960s.

Finsterwald was born and raised in Athens, Ohio. He attended Ohio University in his hometown, where he played on the golf team, and graduated in the Class of 1952. He was a close friend of Arnold Palmer, to whom he finished runner up at The Master’s Tournament in 1960 and 1962. Dow told me, “no one remembers who comes in second or third!” Funny!