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2013, Braemar Country Club: Kearns reaches into the 8th hole at the Master's course, a 478-yard dogleg par-5, to retrieve his ball which he holed out from 103-yards for an eagle 3. This was en route to a routine round of 76, fifteen strokes under his age....

2005, Lakeside Golf Club: Kearns and 2005 Lakeside Club Champion Greg Bell after their semi-final match


2003, The Alisal Golf Club, Solvang, CA: Kearns places 4th in the prestigious Southern California Golf Assn Super Seniors qualifying tournament, shooting 79-79= 158. This tournament gathers the top golfers in Southern California over age 65. Kearns was age 81 when he delivered this top-5 performance.

2005, Naples, FL: Kearns (R) pictured with his brother Jack in Florida

2000, Milwaukee Country Club: Walter with nephews Chris (L) and Chuck Kearns. Chris was the Wisconsin State Junior Champion, but still lost a fortune to "Uncle Wally" on this match.

2000, Milwaukee Country Club: Kearns Family Golfers (L-R) - Walter, Billy, Mark Hopkins (married to Kelly Kearns Hopkins), Brad, Mike, Chris, Chuck and Jack Kearns.

2000, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast, CA: Gail and Walter Kearns, Carol and Clint Dimon, Sherie and Nick Baker, Suzanne and Jim Black.

1999, Lakeside Golf Club: The First-Ever Kearns Fivesome, of (L-R): Brad, Neil, Jeff, Walter and Wally Kearns

1993, Ojai Valley Country Club, CA: Kearns enjoyed the largest gallery in the field for the Southern California Senior Championships: (L-R): Ann Burwell, John Burwell, Gail Kearns, Walter Kearns, Pat Herson, Ron Herson, Carol Lopez, Hank Lopez

1992, Poppy Hills CC, Monterey Peninsula, CA: Walter congratulates son Wally after Wally's third consecutive victory in the California State Amateur Lowest Handicap Flite.

1992, Milwaukee CC: Gail, Walter and Billy Schaller

1992, Woodland Hills, CA: Walter's superior hand-eye coordination was evident when he picked up a new hobby of juggling and quickly mastered it at age 70.

1992, Milwaukee Country Club, WI: Walter and Jack Kearns relax outside the putting green where Walter sank 14 long putts in a row with the Zebra putter in 1978.

1988, Palm Springs, CA: Bob Trecker, Jack Kearns, former USC wide receiver Shelton Diggs and Walter Kearns tackle the great courses of the desert.


1986, Yale Golf Club, New Haven, CT: Walter Kearns prepares to launch one over the water on this classic Par-3.

1986, Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, NC: Walter Kearns at Pinehurst No. 5. Holding the flag is Jeff Kearns, one of the tallest players on the course that day at 6'3".


1985, Ojai Valley Country Club, Ojai, CA: Walter and Gail Kearns


1983, Lakeside Golf Club: Jeff Kearns, Gail Kearns and Walter Kearns, just prior to being kicked off course for violating Lakeside's recently implemented 'no short shorts' dress code violation.

1983, Mitchell Field Airport, Milwaukee, WI: (L-R) Walter, Billy Schaller and Brad Kearns prepare for flight to Los Angeles and Schaller's attempt to sneak onto airplane without a ticket, using the "friend left his wallet" technique.

1982, Lakeside Golf Club: Wally, Brad, Walter and Michael (nephew) Kearns.

1981, Lakeside Golf Club (L-R): Jerry Mullaney, Walter Kearns, Billy Schaller, Wally Kearns

1976, Lakeside Golf Club (L-R): Father Day Tournament (L-R). Wally, Walter and Brad Kearns

1976, Woodland Hills Country Club: Member Guest Tournament with teammate Dr. George Thabit

1972, Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles, CA (L-R): Jack Kearns, Walter "Stash" Kearns, Jack Chamberlain, Billy Schaller. (photo by OJ Simpson)

1971, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA: Walter Kearns tees off on the famous par-3 7th hole. (Shot ended 9 inches from cup)

1971, Lakeside Golf Club. Carried off the course after another victory by his partner Dr. George Thabit

1970, Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, CA: Jack Benny (center with black frames) congratulates Walter Kearns (right) on hitting a hole-in-one during Hillcrest Invitational.

1967, Lakeside Golf Club: Club Championship match group (L-R) Don the caddy, John Frey (runner-up), club pro Bud Holsher, Kearns (champion) and Rich Gannon Sr. (Kearns' caddy and father of Oakland Raiders NFL MVP Rich Gannon Jr.).

1967, Woodland Hills, CA. Walter displays his Lakeside Club Champion trophy in back yard.

1966, Los Angeles Country Club: Foursome of (L-R) Jack Kearns, Jack Chamberlain, Walter Kearns and Billy Schaller at Los Angeles Country Club.

1966, Woodland Hills, CA: Father/son Champions on two different courses! (L) Walter and Neil Kearns with Deauville CC (later Braemar CC) championship trophy; (R) Walter and Wally with Lakeside GC championship haul

1966, Lakeside Golf Club: Wally, Gail, Walter and Neil prepare to show dad's new bride what golf is all about, Kearns style!




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