|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.
The names are legendary: Little, Seaver, Rosburg, Watson & Woods and others.
Numberous All-Americans played at Stanford over the years.
8 national championships have been won, including in 2007.
|Malcolm McNaughton '33||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|
"Warren had the best golf swing I have ever seen. Period ..."
Warren Berl was a letter winner in 1939, 1940 & 1941. He is a member of the Stanford Hall of Fame and a member of the 1939 and 1941 national championship teams. Berl was individual NCAA runner-up in 1939 and conference champion 1939. Warren passed away at the age of 89 in San Francisco after a distinguished and varied career. Upon his death his family provided a summary of Warren's life. A few of the highlights are provided below. See photos and video tribute below.
Warren was a third-generation San Franciscan. He attended Galileo High School where he was captain of the golf team. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
During WWII he served as a Lieutenant on the U.S. Navy destroyer Aaron Ward, which was sunk in Guadalcanal, and the USS Downes. Warren's business career began in 1946 when he joined his father at Edwin D. Berl & Sons, a San Francisco investment firm established by Harry Berl in 1882. They merged with Sutro & Co. in 1957 where he was Chairman and President from 1971-1982 as well as Chairman Emeritus. His leadership at Sutro gained the respect and admiration from all those who worked with him. During his career he was on the Board of Governors of the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, Chairman and Governor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, SIA Board Chair and Chairman of the Investment Bankers Assoc.
Active in the community, he was Director of the greater S.F. Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Emeritus Northern California Multiple Sclerosis Society, Honorary Lifetime Director of the Institute on Aging and a Mt. Zion Hospital Board member. He was a member of the Pacific Union Club, The Family Club and Lake Merced Golf and Country Club where he won 7 club championships.
|Sandy Tatum talks about his teammates Warren Berl & Bud Brownell
Warren Berl, 2nd from right with the 1939 national championship team
Warren Berl, 2nd from right with the 1941 national championship team
Berl on left with fellow Hall of Famers Bud Brownell and Coach Eddie Twiggs