Longtime golf instructor
Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included
Flick taught golf in 23 countries and directed programs such as Golf Digest Schools and
Nicklaus sought out Flick in 1990 to help with his game after his longtime coach, Jack Grout, had died. They co-founded the Nicklaus-Flick Golf Schools, which operated from 1991 to 2003.
Born in Bedford, Ind., on Nov. 17, 1929, Flick began playing golf at age 10. He attended
Flick was PGA Teacher of the Year in 1988, and he was inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and the Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame in 2002. Golf World magazine selected him as one of the top 10 teachers of the 20th century.
In a recent interview with Golfweek magazine, Flick said he was concerned about too many golfers trying to achieve a perfect swing.
"We've let the game be taken over by science," he said. "Golf is an art form. The golf swing is an athletic movement. Becoming mechanical and robotic is the worst thing you can do."
Jack Hood Vaughn
Jack Hood Vaughn, 92, whose long list of jobs included serving as director of the Peace Corps, U.S. ambassador to Panama and Colombia, as well as stints for the federal government across Latin America, died Oct. 29 at his home in Tucson.
Vaughn's wife, Margaret, said he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer only a few weeks before his death.
Vaughn is best known for serving as the Peace Corps' second director from 1966 to 1969, during which volunteer ranks rose to historic numbers. In the early 1960s he had held the post of Latin America director of the Peace Corps under its first leader, Sargent Shriver.
He also was ambassador to Panama in 1964 and '65, assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs in 1965 and '66 and ambassador to Colombia in 1969 and '70. He left the foreign service during the Nixon administration but maintained business interests in Latin America.
Vaughn was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Columbus, Mont., and moved with his family to Michigan as a youngster. He attended the
A three-time Golden Gloves boxing champion, Vaughn served with the Marines in the Pacific during
— Times staff and wire reports