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Charles R. Kocsis[1] (January 27, 1913 – May 30, 2006) was an American amateur golfer.

Kocsis, better known as Chuck, was introduced to the game as a caddie at the Phoenix Country Club, which is now Rogell Municipal Golf Course. One of fourteen children, he grew up in the Old Redford area of Detroit. Attended Redford High and was victorious at the city and state championship levels.

Kocsis was the winner of six Michigan Amateurs,[2] three Michigan Opens (1931, 1945, 1946), individual intercollegiate champion[3] member of three U.S. Walker Cup teams,[1] member of two NCAA Championship teams at the University of Michigan, low amateur in the Masters, low amateur in two U.S. Opens, runner-up at the 1956 U.S. Amateur, and runner-up at the 1937 Western Amateur.

Kocsis also found success on the senior level winning several National and International Senior Amateurs. During his time at the University of Michigan, Kocsis became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.[4]

The Golf Association of Michigan voted Kocsis the Michigan amateur golfer of the century and was a member of the first class elected into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.


Tournament winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF 35 T22
U.S. Open CUT T14 LA T10
U.S. Amateur R16 R64 QF R16
The Amateur Championship R16
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T44 NT NT NT
U.S. Amateur NT NT NT NT R32 R16 R16
The Amateur Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament T35 T14 LA T45 CUT CUT T22
U.S. Open T16 LA CUT T32
U.S. Amateur R128 2 R16 QF
The Amateur Championship
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T34 CUT
U.S. Open CUT
U.S. Amateur R128 R64 R32
The Amateur Championship
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open

Note: Kocsis never played in The Open Championship nor the PGA Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = low amateur
NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Sources: U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur,[6] 1938 Amateur Championship[7]

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "2011 Walker Cup Match Guide" (PDF). USGA. pp. 10–11, 16, 22. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-08-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Kocsis and Malloy Register 148s To Tie Johnson for Medal Honors" (PDF). The New York Times. June 26, 1935. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Lambda Chis Dominate Intercollegiate Golf" The Cross and Crescent. July 1936.
  5. ^ "Kocsis of Michigan Defeats Louisiana State Golfer". Battle Creek Enquirer. June 28, 1936.
  6. ^ USGA Championship Database Archived June 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Sport: After Jones". Time. June 6, 1938.

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