The Men’s North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutive-running amateur golf championship in the United States. Over the past century, the best in the golf world have vied for its coveted Putter Boy trophy. The winners now serve as legends in the game – Walter Travis, Francis-Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, among others, and continues to draw the best in amateur golf circles.
In 1959, Jack Nicklaus etched his name into Pinehurst lore by winning the North & South Amateur. But it was the 1985 championship, as he followed his son Jackie’s triumph on Pinehurst No. 2, that makes the Golden Bear swell with pride. Watch the video above as the two relive one of amateur golf’s greatest moments.