Carl Alexander (right), one of the top PGA professionals in the Metropolitan New York Section, in the darkroom with his late father and famed golf photographer Jules Alexander.
Carl Alexander might have known after his unlikely start as a competitive golfer that he had a future in the game.
“I was 6 years old when my parents moved to Rye, New York,” he recalled. “Our house was at the back of the driving range at Westchester Country Club. I made friends with the neighborhood kids, and they invited me to play golf there. A couple of hours later, I came home with a trophy for winning a putting contest at a club we did not even belong to.”
His parents – celebrated golf photographer Jules Alexander and his model-turned-clothes-designer wife, Danna – joined Westchester soon after. And it was not long before the now-56-year-old Carl started winning tournaments there in more legitimate fashion. Back-to-back junior club championships in 1981-82. And two men’s club championships soon after.
In time, Alexander the younger went to wor...
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