Herman Barron was born on December 23, 1909 in Port
York. During the 1930s and 40s, Barron became one of the
top professional golfers in the PGA. In 1934, he won his first major
golf tournament, the Philadelphia Open. In 1946, he finished fourth
in the U.S. Open and won the All-American Championship in Chicago, Illinois.
As a result of his successes, Barron was granted a spot on America’s
Ryder Cup Team that defeated England in 1947. Nevertheless, due to failing
health, Barron was forced into retirement. He would spend the next 15
years as a PGA teaching pro. In 1963, Barron won his last title at the
World Seniors Championship.
During the 1970s, Barron became very involved in developing Israel’s only golf course at Caesarea. Herman Barron died
in June 1976.
Sources: “Herman Barron(1909-1976).” American
Jewish Historical Society, American
Jewish Desk Reference, (NY: Random
House, 1999) pg. 280, “Herman
Barron, ” International Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame, Picture courtesy of: International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame