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Strickland Golf Legends


“The Strickland household has brought into the public eye more versatile athletes than most any other family in this section of the country.”

- Quote from local paper in the 1930′s


“Although the club was segregated in its early years, Victoria took great pride in its black caddie master Cliff Strickland, who not only held the course record of 65 for a number of years, but also won the 14th annual National Negro Open championship in Los Angeles in 1939. He went on to play well in many regional and national “Negro” tournaments. His brother Eddie Strickland, a fire department captain, salvaged the caddie shack and all of the members’ equipment during the fire that consumed the rest of the clubhouse in 1944″.

Southern California Golf Association Website

“Victoria Clubs 104 year history extends deeper than golf”


  1. Caddy Masters Championship
  2. Strickland’s Hang up Hole in One
  3. Strickland Shoots a 68
  4. Three Members of the Strickland Family


Cliff Strickland is on the bottom row, far right.

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