Frank Stranahan

1922 - 2013

The scion of a wealthy Toledo businessman, Frank Stranahan grew up playing game golf at Inverness Club. His amateur career in golf is eclipsed only by the great Bob Jones.

As an amateur until age 32, Frank won more than 70 championships. He was a two-time winner of the British Amateur, the Western Amateur, the North and South Amateur and the Canadian Amateur, and a six-time winner of the All-American Amateur. He finished second in The Masters, the Open Championship, the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open. He played for three victorious Walker Cup Teams, and won four professional tournaments as an amateur.

Stranahan was one of the first golfers to embrace weightlifting and other fitness regimens, at a time when conventional wisdom said that being too “muscle bound” would make swinging a golf club difficult.

Frank Stranahan was twice a winner of the Inverness Club championship, his first coming at age 18. He is a fitting icon for amateur junior golf to this day.