Golf legend Gene Sarazen honored Lake Sunapee Country Club for many years by making this his summer course. Some still remember watching "The Squire", dressed in his trademark plus-fours, hitting long, beautiful shots straight down the first fairway well into his 80's.
Gene Sarazen was the winner of seven major golf championships - and the first golfer to win the Grand Slam: the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championship. His famous 'shot heard round the world' at the 1935 Masters is still considered one of the best in the history of the game and continues to be talked about today.
In addition to his brilliant career on the course, Gene Sarazen is credited with revolutionizing the game by creating the sand iron (the first successful sand wedge type club). And many will remember him from his world travels as host of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf.
The Sarazen legacy continues at Lake Sunapee where Gene's grandson and great grandsons still play. Fans of "The Squire" will enjoy the wonderful memorabilia Gene's family has donated to the club proudly displayed in the "Sarazen Room".