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Education - BS, Aeronautical Engineering (Structures), Purdue University, 1952
Mr. Hackman joined North American Aviation (NAA), Inc upon graduation. After three months, he was committed to enter US Air Force and was stationed at Edwards AFB, California, as a project manager in the experimental track branch. In August 1954, he returned to NAA. There he served as a structural analysis engineer, senior R & D engineer, and supervisor of the structural composites group where he was active in the early development of Advanced Composite Materials.
I began playing golf at ten years of age in Hot Springs Virginia at “The Homestead” 9-hole caddy course, with Nelson Long Jr., who was the son of ”The Homestead” PGA Professional Nelson Long.
Eventually played on the golf team in High School and in College. In 1971 I competed in the NCAA Tournament in Albuquerque NM. Became interested in equipment and club repair in the mid-1980s while a member of Franklin Country Club in Franklin Massachusetts. Former Club Champion at Franklin. At one time, I was the holder of two-course records, which have long since been broken.