Jake Fassezke

A longtime PGA golf professional and Michigan native, Fassezke won back-to-back Michigan Open Championships in 1934 and ’35.

The 1934 win special because it was accomplished at Saginaw Country Club in his hometown where he started in golf as a caddie.

He battled the likes of fellow Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members Walter Hagen, Al Watrous, Marvin Stahl and Chick Harbert in various tournaments, and finished second to Watrous in the 1932 Michigan PGA Professional Championship.

He also played in nine U.S. Open Championships in his career with a top finish of 40th in 1936.

As a club professional he worked for Owosso Country Club and Country Club of Jackson.

He branched into golf course design and is cited for his redesign work of Owosso Country Club’s course, which is a Tom Bendelow original.

Year inducted: 1990

Last Name Fassezke