November 23, 2015

Plummer, a mustachioed amateur from Manchester, boasts an astounding 13 wins and seven runner-up finishes in the Maine Amateur between 1973 and 2015. (With his wavy hair and bushy reddish-blonde moustache, Plummer was described by the USGA’s Golf Journal as resembling “a rock music critic held over from the 1960s.”) That achievement gives him the top spot — by a whisker! — over Augusta-born David Peoples, who won twice on Tour, at the 1991 Buick Southern Open and the 1992 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. Plus, Peoples’ connection to the state is so tenuous that he’s not even a member of the Maine Golf Hall of Fame, in contrast to CBS analyst Peter Kostis, caddie Mike “Fluff” Cowan and writer James Dodson. Plummer’s 15 minutes of fame occurred in the semis of the 1995 U.S. Amateur at Rhode Island’s Newport Country Club when he took Tiger Woods to the final hole before losing 2-up. Johnny Miller described Plummer’s homemade swing as looking like he was out “watering a lawn.” Say what you will about Plummer’s look and swing. He’s Maine’s best-ever golfer.