Walt Zembriski

Walter Zembriski (born May 24, 1935) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Walter Zembriski
Personal information
Born (1935-05-24) May 24, 1935 (age 85)
Mahwah, New Jersey
Nationality United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. Open61st: 1978
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Zembriski was born in Mahwah, New Jersey.[1] He taught himself how to play golf while working as a caddie at the Out of Bounds Golf Club in Mahwah. His father, Stanley, also worked as a caddie at the same club, and caddied regularly for Babe Ruth.[2][3]

Zembriski had a brief stint as a member of the PGA Tour in his early thirties after earning his player's card in 1967. During his middle and late thirties, he worked as an ironworker on highrise buildings along the Jersey Shore. During his forties, Zembriski played on the Florida mini-tour.[3] He qualified twice for the U.S. Open during this period, in 1978 and 1982.[2]

Zembriski's greatest success in professional golf came on the Senior PGA Tour, where he won three times.

Zembriski now lives in Orlando, Florida and still plays golf regularly.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

this list is probably incomplete

  • 1964 Ike Tournament
  • 1965 New Jersey Amateur

Professional wins (3)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 23, 1988 Newport Cup –9 (67-65=132) 2 strokes   Charles Coody
2 Oct 9, 1988 Vantage Championship –10 (73-68-67=70=278) 3 strokes   Al Geiberger,   Dave Hill,
  Dick Rhyan
2 Dec 2, 1989 GTE West Classic –13 (64-68-65=197) 2 strokes   George Archer,   Jim Dent

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1985 Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic   Lee Elder,   Orville Moody,
  Dan Sikes
Elder won with birdie on third extra hole
Moody eliminated with birdie on second hole
2 1992 Digital Seniors Classic   Mike Hill Lost to par on second extra hole


  1. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2007-11-02.
  2. ^ a b Archer, Todd (1997-07-01). "Zembriski renews diligent work ethic". The Kentucky Post. E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on 2005-01-15. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
  3. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved 2007-11-02.

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