|Title||Delta Golf Open Ball Marker|
|Collection||Whit Hawkins Collection|
|Object Name||Marker, Golf Ball|
|Description||Brass round ball marker. One side has Delta logo and text: "DELTA GOLF OPEN / FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY / 1957-2006" Reverse side has sponsor Gate Gourmet's logo.|
Owned by Whit Hawkins. He gave the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary Delta Golf Open in 2006. Whit and his son Jeff also completed in the tournament for the first time in many years.
The first official Delta Golf Open was in the spring of 1957 at the Griffin Municipal Golf Course. The 1957 tournament attracted about 88 Delta employee golfers mostly from Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. Today, the tournament attracts hundreds of employees from Delta, Delta Connection and Delta subsidiaries and raises funds for charities.
Hawkins, W. Whitley "Whit," 1931-2017
Delta Air Lines
Delta Golf Open
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