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Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club
Charles Coe is considered to be one of the greatest amateur golfers in history. Born in Ardmore, Coe was U.S. Amateur champion in 1949, 1958 and runner-up to Jack Nicklaus in1959. He also won the Western Amateur in 1950 and won four Trans-Mississippi Amateurs (1947, 1949, 1952 and 1956). During his career he was on seven Walker Cup teams between 1949 -1963, in 1957 as non-playing captain. Coe made nineteen Masters appearances, and holds the record for the best finish by an amateur, finishing second in 1961, tied with Arnold Palmer. In 1964, he received the Bob Jones Award in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.