July 12, 2016

Don Massengale

Born April 23, 1937 in Jacksboro, Texas, Donald Ray Massengale started playing golf while at attending Texas Christian University and hit the amateur golf circuit at the age of 21, when he entered and won the Texas Amateur Championship in 1958. After turning pro in 1960, he was regularly rated highly on the competitive roster, finishing among the top-60 money winners on the PGA Tour in 1962, 1966 and 1967. In 1966 he won two tournaments on the PGA tour, first at the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (January 23) and later that year at the Canadian Open (October 2).

Through the 1970s onward, Massengale worked as a club pro in the Houston area in between his PGA and Senior PGA Tournaments. During this period, he won the Senior PGA Tour twice, as well as the Greater Grand Rapids Open in 1990 and the Royal Carribbean Classic in 1992. Massengale died of a heart attack on January 2, 2007 in Conroe, Texas.

GPS Coordinates
30° 21.068, -095° 28.768

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