|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1902|
|Death: ||May 4, 1984|
Edward Edgar "Eddie" Lowery - caddy, amateur golfer and businessman.
He is remembered as the 10-year-old caddy of Francis Ouimet during the 1913 U.S. Open held in Brookline, Massachusetts. Ouimet won in a playoff. Lowery and Ouimet remained life-long friends and when Ouimet died in 1967, Lowery was one of the pallbearers.
Lowery grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. His parents, Maria and John Lowery were immigrants from Ireland.
In later years, Eddie moved to San Francisco, California and championed the rising amateur careers of Ken Venturi (1964 U.S. Open Champion) and E. Harvie Ward Jr. (1955 & 1956 U.S. Amateur Champion). Lowery played at Lincoln Park in San Francisco.
He became a multi-millionaire as an auto dealer in San Francisco. Eddie married Mary Louise Ireton. She passed away on June 12, 1954.
Eddie enjoyed sponsoring young amateur golfers, such as two of his employees: Venturi and Ward. In 1956, he arranged a match between these two amateurs and two golf pros, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, a friendly four ball match at Cypress Point Club. The amateurs played a strong game but the pros took the match, 1-up. Venturi years later told a newspaper, "It was the best golf I've ever seen."
A very famous photograph of Lowery and Ouimet striding down the fairway together is one of the most memorable in American golf history. It was used as the logo for the United States Golf Association's Centennial celebrations.
A Disney movie, "The Greatest Game Ever Played," (2005) portrayed both Francis Ouimet (played by Shia LaBeouf) and Eddie Lowery (played by Josh Flitter) vividly and was widely acclaimed.
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Specifically: believed to be in the San Francisco area
Created by: Asterixfan
Record added: Mar 01, 2008
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