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    Ray Bolo, legendary Michigan senior golfer, Western G&CC pro, dies at 88


    Ray Bolo, the head golf professional at Redford’s Western Golf & Country Club for nearly four decades and a four-time Michigan Senior PGA player of the year, has died.

    Bolo died at home in Walhalla, South Carolina, on Aug. 10. He was 88.

    Bolo worked at Western Golf & Country Club from 1960 until his retirement in 1997, and won the Michigan Senior PGA Championship in 1988, 1994, 1995 and 1996. He played in four U.S. Senior Opens, six Buick Opens on the PGA Tour, and four National Club Professional Championships.

    Also among Bolo’s victories: the pro-am portion of the famed Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 1983, the National PGA Senior Junior in 1990, and the senior division at Glen Eagles, Scotland, in 1983.

    He also played in more than 30 Michigan Opens, competing well into his 60s.



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