Walter Benson Jr. – “The Cat”

Walter Benson Jr. was one of the best ball strikers to ever grace the links of Austin golf courses.  This gentleman twice captured all three of the most prestigious titles in Austin Golf: the Men's City Championship, The Firecracker Open, and the Harvey Penick Invitational.  And, he played two years on the University of Texas Golf Team.  He played golf with Bryon Nelson and Jimmy Demaret.  He is 94 years old and going strong.  Follow this link to read his story and listen to audio links as he relates his tales of golf in Austin over his 50 year span of competition.  Read more…. 

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