Dick Smith, Sr., a former GAP Open Championship winner, died on March 8. He was 80. The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Smith’s career in an obituary published March 23.
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.