Nebraska Golf Hall Of Fame
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Dean Wilson Jr.
Dean Wilson Jr., has an outstanding high school and college golf career before winning the Nebraska Men’s Amateur championship in 1960. Wilson, who died in 1991, was also the runner-up in the state championship in both 1961 and ’63.
Wilson tied for top individual honors while pacing Omaha Central High to the 1951 state high school championship. That same year he won the state junior title.
While a student at Omaha University, Wilson led the team to a third-place finish at the NAIA nationals (individually he finished eight in the nation); won the Beatrice Homesteader and two World Herald Publinks titles.
After college, Wilson won two more World Herald championships and was the runner up on four other occasions. Against the best in the country, he was the runner-up in the 1964 national U.S. Public Links championship. Among his many tournament victories were five KMTV titles, the Dunlop Open on two occasions and the Missouri Valley Open.
Susan Marchese started her illustrious career in golf with two state high school championships while attending Duchesne Academy in the late 70’s. She followed that by tying for top individual Big Eight conference honors in 1981 while competing for the University of Oklahoma.
Nine times from 1982 to 1995 the Omaha native won the state women’s stroke play championship and six times lined the state women’s match play title. Her six match play victories is the most ever in that event, one more than those by Lucille Mann and Jean Hyland, both whom were previously inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Marchese was also a nine-time winner of the Omaha City Women’s Championship.
At the national level, Marchese has qualified for more than 20 USGA events, becoming a quarter-finalist at both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur championships.
Susan’s mother Betty, a past state champion who died in 1994, was inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame in 1991. Sam Marchese (who often chided sportswriters for always identifying Susan as “Betty Marchese’s daughter”) is hereby properly recognized as her father.
Susan also has three sisters, Cathy Rush, Barb Marchese and Debby Conry, who was previously the head Men’s and Women’s golf coach at Creighton; and brother Tim Marchese, who has twice been the runner-up in the state amateur championship.
Stanley Davies arrived at the Omaha Field Club in 1914 from London, England, at the age of 19 to become a club maker and assistant to golf professional W.D. Clark.
Three years later Davies was named the Field CLub’s head golf professional, a job he held until his death in 1953. The national PGA declared his 39 years of service as the longest any professional had served at the same club.
Davies was much better known as a teacher of the game than for his playing ability. He often referred to Johnny Goodman as his prize pupil.
Goodman went on to win both the U.S. Open (1933) and the U.S. Amateur (1937) — the only Nebraskan to ever accomplish either feat. And no amateur golfer has won the U.S. Open since Goodman’s victory.
Davies was also the host director when the U.S. Amateur championship was held at the Field Club in 1941.