With a shattered heart we are starting our today’s article. The topic of today’s article is a very pathetic one. The news is about a legendary golfer’s death. Billy Maxwell left us yesterday. So, today we are going to provide a short discussion over his career and life so that we could respect him through this article and be able to let you know.
At the age of 92, Billy Maxwell’s died on Monday, 20th September 2021 after suffering a stroke since September 5 at the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville. Also, it is heard that in Ponte Vedra Beach, he had been a resident at an assisted care facility.
With the help of a lethal 4-wood and precise short game, Maxwell earned seven PGA Tour titles. Moreover, Maxwell himself owned the Hyde Park Golf which was considered as one of the top public-golf experiences in the area.
It is been said that Maxwell preferred nothing more than to set up shop at the practice range, hit balls, tell golf stories, or give free tips to customers.
“That’s all he ever wanted to do, was play and talk golf,” said his daughter Melanie Bevill. “I asked him one time, ‘do we always have to talk about golf in this family?’ But it was fun to watch him with people. He had an amazing career and an amazing life.” In his golf career, there are included eight top-10s and 19 top-25s in major championships.
A former PGA Tour pro and Tour executive, a fellow member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame with Maxwell, Duke Butler III told: “Maxwell had an enormous passion for the game, and for playing it correctly.”
Maxwell grew up next to a golf course and led a full life of golf as a top amateur as well as a successful touring professional. Golf was in his blood and he really was so dedicated to this.
Billy Maxwell has been a real gem as a golfer:
To win the 1947 Texas State Junior, the 5 feet 6, Billy Maxwell was listed on to win. Also, he won the 1951 U.S. Amateur and played on three NCAA national championship teams at North Texas State. And that was considered the best in college golf history at that time.
After that in the U.S. Amateur finals at Saucon Valley in Pennsylvania, Billy Maxwell beat Joe Gagliardi 4 and 3 and earned victory though that was not so successful.
But his successful career just had started to come home since his winning on PGA Tour. He had won winning 10 professional tournaments in all. In 1961, Maxwell won the Bob Hope Desert Classic by two shots over Doug Sanders, and this season has been his best season in his career.
In his list of successes, the Memphis Open and the Dallas City Open should also be listed. Maxwell’s second career was established as a golf-course owner.
In 1971, Maxwell discovered Hyde Park that had been owned by the of Jacksonville. After that, he with his fellow Tour pro-Chris Blocker got the money to buy the course together. Later after this place become a favorite place for players of all ability levels and respective backgrounds.