December 7 – Happy Birthday Howie Derrick

HowieDerrick.CoverWant to know just how good a golfer Howie Derrick was as a teenager? I’ll explain it with this analogy. He was the young Tiger Woods of Amsterdam golf. This guy won his first City Golf Championship when he was just 16-years-old and he had to beat the great Dolly Lazarou to do it. He won it the next year too and that time had to defeat the great Babe Stratton to win the trophy. He won this City’s top golf trophy a total of five times in nine years and he probably would have won at least three times that many if he remained in Amsterdam his entire life.

Golf wasn’t the only sport Derrick mastered. He was an outstanding…

You can read the rest of my story about this multi-talented Amsterdam native in my first edition of “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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