Annexes Major Title
(1975 APA World Putting Championship)
Columbus, OH (PPA Course) - 25 June 1975 - Fayetteville, North
Carolina remains the Amateur Putting Capital of the world.
is the latest Fayetteville player to capture the coveted World Putting
Championship claiming a 4 and 3 decision over Doug Spring, Seattle,
Washington, here June 25. The event was held in conjunction with the
1975 World Professional Putting Championship at the Georgesville Road
Scarborough, 16, eliminated favored
Witcofski, Winston-Salem, NC, 7 and 6 in the match-play semifinals
after disposing of Billye Brazelton, Huntsville, Alabama, 3 and 2 in a
Spring defeated Curtis Taylor, Fort Worth, Texas, 4 and 3 to advance
to the finals. He upended Shreveport, La.
National Amateur Champion Shawn Dunahoe, 5 and 3 in the
Scarborough, long playing in the shadows of Myatt, Gies, and Kirby,
found himself in a deadlock after 30 holes of the scheduled 36-hole duel
with Spring but dropped aces on the next four holes ending the match at
the pipe-guarded 16th hole of the No. 4 course.
"There was just no way I could lose and face that
threesome," said Scarborough pointing a finger at Myatt, Gies, and
Kirby. "They set an example for me. Actually we all set examples
for one another. Billy did it first, David followed, then Ricky, now
"Right now," the bushy-haired Scarborough continued,
"we've got to get back to Fayetteville and show this to Steve
Crumbley. He's one of the best JPA (Junior Putters Association) putters
we've got there and I'm sure he would want to carry on the
"Without a doubt its an unparallel feat in the history of the
Amateur Putters Association. We take pride in our accomplishment along
with the Fayetteville course. The late E.G. Clayton, co-founder of
Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America and owner of the Fayetteville course
would be delighted to know of such an achievement. He loved competition
among young amateurs. Probably the most important things for us - all of
us that have participated as amateurs - to remember is that there was no
APA in 1970. Before then amateurs received little recognition. We can't
forget that if it wasn't for a fellow by the name of Jeff Kipnis from
Atlanta, Ga., there might not have been an APA."
"It seems like no time that Quincy and I were out on the
Fayetteville course tying to be like Billy. He had played for a long
time before we ever thought about the game. Now, Quincy, Billy,
Ricky and I all hold major titles. I take a lot of pride in this. You
know it's got to make the course proud Billy, well ... I always wanted
to see him win it because it meant so much to him personally."
"Winning the World twice would have been exciting for me. I felt
that I was hitting the ball well enough to win myself. I can't explain
though. If it couldn't be me I'm just glad it was somebody from
Fayetteville. Really that's what counted the most. Quincy's already told
me he doesn't plan to turn professional until he gets the opportunity to
defend the title. And I'm not going into the pro ranks for awhile so
we've still got a pretty good shot at winning it again."