Elgin High School Class of 1959
This outstanding Elgin golfer won or placed in the top 4 in a major amateur golf championship for his age level every year from 1955 to 1984. As a member of the Elgin High School golf team, Dave won the Illinois State Championship in 1959. During his other two high school years, he fInished 7th and 4th at the state championship. He was the Big 8 Conference individual champion in 1958 and 1959, and he won the Illinois Boys Open (for boys under 15 years of age) in 1956 and 1957. In 1963, Dave became the first person to win the Illinois State Amateur and the Chicago District Golf Championship in the same year. He was runner-up in the state amateur 3 times. He qualified for the U.S.G.A. National Amateur Championship 5 times and was a member of the Radix Cup Team (which includes the best professional and amateur golfers in the state) 14 times.