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Purtzer brothers recall heyday of Sunnyslope

The Sunnyslope Historical Society hosts its Fall Opening Event 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Sunnyslope Historical Museum, 737 E. Hatcher Road. The presenters will be Paul Purtzer and his brother, Tom.

The Purtzers’ father was a doctor whose office was on Dunlap Avenue across from Sunnyslope High School. Paul and Tom will share stories and pictures of their family and speak about being early residents of the Moon Valley Country Club.

Moon Valley kids attended Sunnyslope High School in the early years. Paul and Tom graduated from SHS in 1966 and 1969, respectively. Paul lettered in golf and Tom lettered in football and golf.

The Purtzer boys then attended Arizona State University, where they were collegiate golf All-Americans. Both then played on the PGA tour. Tom won the Phoenix Open in 1984, and now plays on the PGA Champions Tour. Paul played on the Tour for eight years and is now a highly respected instructor at Stone Creek Golf Club in Phoenix.

Refreshment will be served after the free program. For more information, call the museum at 602-331-3150.

 

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