Sandy Tatum

Frank Donovan "Sandy" Tatum, Jr. (born July 7, 1920) is a former amateur golfer and an attorney.

Golf career

Tatum attended Stanford University where he was a member of Stanford's golf team, which won back-to-back NCAA Men's Golf Championships in 1941 and 1942. In 1942, Tatum won the individual title.[1][2] He is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. Tatum has remained an active golfer into his 90s.

From 1978 to 1980, Tatum served as president of the United States Golf Association and served on the USGA executive committee from 1972-1980.[3]

In the early 2000s, Tatum led a successful campaign for renovation of the Harding Park Golf Club in San Francisco, which had previously hosted numerous PGA events but which had fallen into disrepair.[3] He was also involved in the design and development of The Links at Spanish Bay golf course in Pebble Beach, California,[4] and co-designed Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi, California and Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta, California.[5]

Tatum was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in April 2011.

Law career

Following his graduation from Stanford, Tatum attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and received his BCL in 1949.[4] He returned to Stanford where he earned a JD in 1950 and was admitted to the bar in California in 1950 and is an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish in Palo Alto, California.


  1. "Stanford Men's Golf Team: Sandy Tatum '42". Stanford Men's Golf. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  2. "Men's Golf History: Past Champions". NCAA. Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  3. 1 2 "Nicklaus, Bryant and Tatum honored by GWAA". January 2, 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  4. 1 2 "Sandy Tatum". Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  5. "Sandy Tatum: Courses Built". Retrieved 2007-11-26.


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