LES BOLSTADGame 40 | July 20, 1954 | Sam Snead, Horton Smith, Les Bolstad
Horton Smith won the very first Masters in 1934 and again in 1936. Sam Snead had won the 1954 Masters just two months before appearing at Dunkers with long-time friend Les Bolstad, University of Minnesota golf coach and one of the great amateur golfers in state history.
Les Bolstad, Minnesota's `Mr. Golf,' dies at 89;
A coach at `U' for 30 years, he won numerous state titles.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) March 16, 1998 | Roe, Jon
Les Bolstad, who won numerous state golf championships and taught many other golf champions, died Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Bolstad, who coached the University of Minnesota men's golf teams for 30 years and was a longtime coach for Patty Berg, was 89.
"If John Mariucci was the father of hockey in Minnesota, then Les was Mr. Golf in the state," said John Harris, a former Gophers hockey and golf star. "He was the consummate instructor, but he taught you about more than just the mechanics of the game. He taught you about the philosophy of golf, too."
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