Stanford Men's Golf Team 2007 NCAA National Champions
History of Stanford Golf
Stanford's remarkable history has left its mark on the golf world.
Stanford Greats
The names are legendary: Little, Seaver, Rosburg, Watson & Woods and others.
Numberous All-Americans played at Stanford over the years.
National Champions
8 national championships have been won, including in 2007.
Men's Golf Members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame + Grant Spaeth
Malcolm McNaughton '31 Charles Seaver '34 Lawson Little '34 Don Edwards '36
Art Doering '40 Warren Berl '42 Bud Brownell '42 Sandy Tatum '42
Bob Cardinal '47 Eddie Twiggs '32-47 Bob Rosburg '49 Dick McElyea '52
Steve Smith '61 Tom Watson '71 Bud Finger '48-76 Christian Cevaer '92
Notay Begay '95 Casey Martin '95 Tiger Woods '96 Joel Kribel '99
Wally Goodwin '00 Grant Spaeth '54'

Bud Brownell - 1942

ScreenshotRaymond (Bud) Brownell. Letter winner 1941 and 1942. Member of Stanford Hall of Fame. Member of the 1941 and 1942 national championship teams. Individual NCAA runner-up in 1941. Conference champion 1941. Died in the Pacific during WWII. Held the Stanford course record of 63 for more than 60 years.

Former teammate and fellow Stanford Hall of Famer Sandy Tatum provides this recollection: "Bud Brownell was on the 1941 and 1942 teams. Bud was killed in WWII. Man (!!) could he play!

For example, in 1941 (could have been 1940 or 1942) he played an exhibition match at Stanford with Denny Shute, who was then the National PGA Champion. It was a cold, damp day with the course playing about as difficult as it could get. Shute shot 72, Bud shot 63 (!) making nine 3s and nine 4s. Bud also shot a 66 at Pebble Beach in a qualifying round for the California Amateur Championship. For a lot of years that was the Pebble Beach course record. If Bud had survived the war he obviously would have been a world beater."

Sandy Tatum talks about his teammates Warren Berl & Bud Brownell

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Brownell's early swing - from family archives
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Brownell on the right with the 1941 national championship team

Brownell on right with Warren Berl and Coach Eddie Twiggs