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Korby's Connections: Charlie Jensen is Cloquet's triple crown golfer

 

May 1, 2020

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Charlie Jensen accepts the trophy for winning the Cloquet Invitational in 1970. He was 21. He also earned a smooch from his caddy, Sue Stillwell.

Charlie Jensen was a successful Cloquet golfer who learned by watching others and trying to duplicate their methods.

He grew up on Summit Avenue in Cloquet, about a block from the Cloquet Country Club. His parents were active members at club. He thinks he was 7 or 8 when his parents gave him his first golf clubs. They were an older set of clubs with the shafts cut down, so they were appropriate for his size.

He mostly putzed around in the yard but Jensen remembers it was his mother who took him on his first official nine-hole round. She bragged about it for years, saying Charlie never thr...



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