Anybody who works at the same place for 61 years deserves to be in a Hall of Fame. Urban Clarence Ferguson, Jr. began working at Lincoln Park Golf Course in 1928, at the age of 14. He retired from Lincoln Park in 1989, at the age of 75. Fergie, or U.C., or The Lincoln Legend, as he was known, never wanted to work any place else.
Fergie began has career at Lincoln Park as a caddie. He did every job imaginable and eventually became the head pro in 1951.
U.C. was a teacher of golf and was instrumental in the career of Susie Maxwell Berning, who won 11 times on the LPGA tour, including 3 US Women’s Open championships.
The Lincoln Legend was a huge supporter of women in golf. He encouraged women to play the game and was the first head pro in Oklahoma City to add a woman to his professional staff.
Fergie helped many aspiring golfers during his service to the game and had a passion for junior golf. In the 1950’s, Fergie started Golf, Inc., the junior golf program in Oklahoma City.
During his career, U.C. held several PGA offices and was honored by the PGA of America. He won numerous regional awards, including Teaching Pro of the Year and South Central Section Pro of the Year. The Lincoln Legend is a member of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Fergie died in 1999, at the age of 85. He joins Alsie Hyden as the only gentlemen inducted into the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame.