David McGrath Baldwin ’47
Gridiron Captain, Record-Breaking Trackman, and New Jersey Open Golf Champion Accomplished in three sports, Pingry’s gridiron fullback led the varsity team as Captain and frequently found himself named to All-State and All-Prep elevens. In 1946, he capped his football career by winning the Union County Scoring Championship with 71 points. A Track Team mainstay, his ability to win 15 points in a single meet proved the rule. His remarkable athletic skills were demonstrated during a 1947 contest against Trinity in which he helped win the relay, took second in the 220-yard dash, and hurled the 12-pound shot put over 45 feet for a new meet record. He excelled in golf. Captain of Pingry’s new Golf Team and later Co-Captain of Lehigh University’s Golf Team, he became New Jersey State Junior Golf Champion at age 19. He won numerous club crowns, including Baltusrol’s Father-Son Low Net Championship in 1954. That same year, this southpaw stood the golfing community on its collective head by defeating the state’s elite pros and amateurs to capture the New Jersey Open, the Garden State’s premier tournament, in addition to being runner-up in the National Lefthanders’ Golf Championship. A Pingry Trustee for 16 years and currently an Honorary Trustee, active volunteer in civic and professional organizations, and Past President of the Baltusrol Golf Club, this real estate entrepreneur has maintained his reputation as one of the state’s outstanding golfers and community leaders throughout his adult life.