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Paul Segerlund

A tireless worker at the game of golf, Segerlund first gained notice by winning the Portage Country Club Caddy Championship in 1926 when he was 16. The years later he won the Ohio Public Links title and followed up with the All Akron Championship, both at Good Park in Akron. As an amateur, he won the Akron District Golf Association Match Play Championship in 1939 at Silver Lake, in 1941 at Barberton Brookside and in 1944 at Breathnach. Segerlund continued to accumulate honors after turning pro in 1947. The Akron Open title was his in 1950 when, competing as the golf instructor at Mayfield Country Club, he beat Joe Thacker in an 18-hole playoff at Tam-O-Shanter in Canton. Segerlund played in numerous PGA Tour events, including three times in the American Golf Classic at Firestone Country Club where he finished third one year in a field that included some of the Tour’s best players. In the 1959 PGA Championship, competing as a club pro representing the Michigan Section of the PGA of America, Segerlund shot a 67 in the first round. He worked as an assistant pro at the Miami Shores Country Club and the Country Club of Detroit before becoming head pro at the Fairlawn Golf Range for two years and then at Fox Den Fairways in Stow before retiring in 1973. His teaching abilities were recognized in Golf Magazine on several occasions. Segerlund passed away in 1991.

Inducted 1994 | Golf