All Fifty States Club

Chuck Cosgrove

May 23, 2018


Chuck Cosgrove from North Carolina, golfed his way across the USA. He is an avid golfer who has played for more than 50 years. The idea to golf in all fifty states began on his honeymoon when he and his wife, Linda, played at Pali Golf Course in Hawaii in October 1986. After he played the Anchorage (Alaska) Country Club course with his daughter in 2001 achieving the goal was in motion. Among his highlights were rounds at Torrey Pines (CA), Coeur D’Alene (ID) and going back to Hawaii with his wife and playing Ko’Olina. He mixed in several university courses such as Rutgers (NJ), University of GeorgiaLSU and Michigan State.

Lowest Scores – 82s at Rutgers and at Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia PA. (Chuck says he is a bad golfer – but this doesn’t sound bad to us!)
Best Round – 92 from the tips on Course #2 in Pinehurst NC that he played with his Godson.

His friends Paul Waber and Mark Celeste joined him for his 50th state. They all wore shirts with “Final Round – 50 states in 25 years” as they played at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Oregon in June 2015. To make it a little more authentic, they all wore knickers!

Now that his 50 state journey is complete, he is now working toward golfing in all the Canadian provinces.

Safe and happy travels…….. and golfing!