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| residence = bgcolor="#eeeeee"!align="left"|Tournament!1897!1898!1899!1900!1901!1902!1903!1904!1905!1906!1907!1908!1909!1910!1911!1912!1913!1914!1915!1916!1917!1918!1919!1920!1921
PUBLISHER=U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, 4 June 2015, | partner = | children = 2| college = | status = Professional| yearpro = | retired = | tour = | extour = | prowins = | majorwins = | masters = DNP1899 U.S. Open (golf)>1899| open = 40th: 1908| pga = DNP| wghofid = | wghofyear = | award1 = | year1 = | awardssection = }}John Archibald "Jack" Park (1879–1935) was a Scottish professional golfer. Park placed sixth in the 1899 U.S. Open, held 14–15 September 1899, at Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland.NEWS, The Golf Championship, North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 16 September 1899, Park also finished tied for ninth place in the 1901 U.S. Open held at Myopia Hunt Club and tied for tenth at the 1915 U.S. Open.NEWS, Alexander Smith and Willie Anderson Tied for the Open Championship at 331,weblink 9 April 2015, 9, New York Tribune, 16 June 1901, BOOK, The Majors of Golf: Complete Results of the Open, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Masters, 1860-2008, 1, Morgan G., Brenner, 2009, McFarland, 978-0-7864-3360-5,

Early life

Jack Park was born in Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1879. He was the son of Willie Park, Sr. (1834–1903) and his wife Susanna Park née Law (1837–1922).

Golf career

At age 18, Park won an open tournament at Carnoustie in 1897. The field included James Braid, J.H. Taylor, Harry Vardon and Willie Fernie. In 1898 he emigrated to the United States to manage his brother's golf store at 25 W. 43rd Street, New York. He was head professional at Essex Country Club in New Jersey (1899–01), then went to Texas for a short period at Houston Country Club before going to Whitemarsh Country Club in Philadelphia where his tenure was from 1911–15.His longest posting was at Maidstone Golf Club on Long Island from 1915–24. In 1924 Jack and his brother Willie upgraded the existing 18-hole Maidstone course to a 36-hole layout, part of which was destroyed in a 1938 hurricane.BOOK, Quirin, William L., America's Linksland: A Century of Long Island Golf, 2002, Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI, 1-58536-087-2, 36–37, In its current 27-hole configuration the course continues to be listed among the top 70 courses in America. After leaving Maidstone, Park remained in the East Hampton area of New York where he worked at Amagansett Country Club in Amagansett, New York, until 1928.

Death

Park died in 1935 at East Hampton, Suffolk, New York.

Results in major championships{| cellpadding"3" cellspacing"0" border"1" style"font-size:95%; border:#aaa solid 1px; border-collapse:collapse; text-align:center"

U.S. Open|DNP|DNP6|DQT9|25|?|?|?|?|?|?|?|?|?|?|?|?T10|?|NT|NT|?|?|62
The Open Championship|WD|WD|DNP|DNP|DNP|DNP|CUT|DNP|DNP|DNP|DNP|40|T51|T45|CUT|DNP|DNP|T73|NT|NT|NT|NT|NT|DNP|DNP
Note: Park played only in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.NT = No tournamentDNP = Did not playCUT = Missed the cutWD = Withdrew? = Finish unknown"T" indicates a tie for a placeYellow background for top-10.

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