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Catalog Number 2009.030.178
Description Plaque commemorating Ken Towns being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Towns and a brief biography: "Ken Towns, a San Mateo High alum, began his golf career in the era before the sport became a lucrative, big-time endeavor. When he got his start on the courses of San Mateo County in the 1940s, regular golf on television was unthinkable. There was no such thing. / Still, Towns won the National Public Links Championship in 1949 and the San Francisco city crown in 1964. He was a touring pro from 1964 to 1966. He also captured the Northern California PGA's sectional title five times and its senior sectional six times. / He took the Pro-Am portion of the Bob Hope Desert Classic as well."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Ken Towns Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 23, 1996
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially handcrafted, hand rubbed wood placques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc" (black, green, and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo High School
Towns, Ken
Subjects Sports
People Towns, Ken