12 Feb '18, 11pm

Vic Damone, who died on Sunday, was an obsessive golfer who had Hogan stories

Vic Damone, who died on Sunday, was an obsessive golfer who had Hogan stories

Facebook Pinterest NBC Vic Damone tees off at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas with Sam Snead (far right) looking on. Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank Singing made Vic Damone happily famous, but golf made him famously happy, as he noted in his autobiography. He confessed to an obsession with the game. Damone, 89, who died on Sunday, once was a member at Riviera Country Club and was a long-time member of Trump International Golf Club near his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He played golf with Hogan, Snead and Sarazen, played in the Crosby and the Hope. He called Jimmy Demaret a friend. And former President George H.W. Bush invoked his name, for unknown reasons, emphatically saying, "Vic Damone!" whenever he won a match. In his autobiography, “Singing Was the Easy Part,” Damone wrote of his friendship with Jack Benny. It led to his joining Benny’s foursome at Tamarisk Country Club i...

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