Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Jim Simons ~ Our Homegrown Golfer
Jim Simons, as an amateur, came within three strokes of the U.S. Open Title in 1971. Jim's performance was arguably one of the finest by an amateur in the post-World War II era. Jim had a two-stroke lead heading into the final round, only to shoot a 6-over 76 and tie for fifth, three shots behing Jack Nicklaus and Lee Travino.
Jim died on 8 December. He was 55. From Butler we send condolences to his three sons, his mother and father as well as his three sisters.