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Jerry Pate

February 22, 2008

Served as a color analyst on CBS, ABC and BBC golf broadcasts during the decade of the 1990s...Wife, Soozi, and Bruce Lietzke's wife, Rose, are sisters...Received degree from Alabama in summer of 2001, walking through graduation ceremonies with daughter, Jenni...Involved in the golf course design business and also owns and operates a wholesale distributorship for Toro, Echo and Lawn-Boy outdoor power and irrigation products that services seven southeastern states...Biggest thrill in golf was winning the 1976 U.S. Open...Lists his favorite golf shot as the 5-iron he hit to win THE PLAYERS Championship...Biggest thrills away from golf were the birth of his children and his graduation from Alabama...Always marks his ball with coin on tails...Favorite golf courses are Cypress Point, St. Andrews and National GL...Enjoys watching The Discovery Channel and The Weather Channel. His all-time favorite movie is "Animal House."...Favorite athlete is Arnold Palmer. Likes watching Clint Eastwood movies...Enjoys Italian food...Favorite band is Widespread Panic...An award-winning golf course designer, with more than 30 projects worldwide...Maintains a busy schedule, overseeing project design and development on his courses across the country...Renovated Pensacola CC. Winner of Golf Inc's 2007 Renovation of the Year...Designed Kiva Dunes and Limestone Springs in Alabama, both consistently ranked in the top-100 public courses in the U.S...Co-designed courses that have hosted the U.S. Women's Open-Old Waverly in West Point, MS (1999), and Indianwood GC in Lake Orion, MI (1989, 1994).

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