Bob Toski

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Bob Toski
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameRobert John Toski
Born(1926-09-18) September 18, 1926 (age 87)
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1945
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Other6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT18: 1951
U.S. OpenT17: 1956
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1950, 1954
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1954
 
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Bob Toski
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameRobert John Toski
Born(1926-09-18) September 18, 1926 (age 87)
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1945
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
Other6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT18: 1951
U.S. OpenT17: 1956
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT9: 1950, 1954
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1954

Robert John Toski, born Algustoski (born September 18, 1926), is an American golfer and teacher.

He was born in Haydenville, Massachusetts of Polish descent. He learned to play at Northampton Country Club, where he caddied and two of his elder brothers were assistant professionals. He joined the PGA Tour in 1949 and was the leading money winner in 1954, winning four times including $50,000 at World Championship of Golf. He left the tour aged 30 so he could spend more time with his young family (perhaps influenced by having lost his own mother at age six), and took a series of jobs as a club professional.

Later he found renewed fame as a leading golf coach, helping pros such as Tom Kite, Bruce Crampton and Judy Rankin. He also wrote several books and made some of the earliest golf instruction videos. In the early 1980s he was a regular on NBC Sports golf telecasts.

Toski began playing on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) upon its formation in 1980. He left the Tour in January 1986 after he became involved in a controversy over how he marked his ball in a tournament in Japan.[1] He returned in April 1986[2] and played several more years on the Tour.

He was the first living instructor inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and he is also a member of the National Polish-American Hall of Fame.

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Other wins (4)[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

Other senior wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
Masters TournamentDNPT18T40DNPT22T41DNPCUTDNPDNP
U.S. OpenT20CUTDNPDNPT18DNPT17DNPCUTCUT
PGA ChampionshipR16R64R64R32R16DNPDNPR128T20CUT
Tournament19601961196219631964196519661967
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT51

Note: Toski never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McManamon, Patrick (January 8, 1986). "Toski Withdraws From Senior Tour". The Palm Beach Post. p. D1. 
  2. ^ "28 Teams To Compete In Legends of Golf". The Palm Beach Post. April 24, 1986. p. D9. 

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