In a professional career that spanned more than 50 years, Lichardus compiled one of the greatest playing records of any New Jersey club professional.
He won four NJSGA Open titles, the last at age 42. When ‘The Babe’ won in 1971 at Montclair Golf Club, he shot 72 in an 18-hole playoff to defeat Bob Benning of Plainfield by six shots. At the time, he became the first player to win four NJSGA Open championships. He was also NJSGA Open runner-up on three occasions.
In addition, Lichardus won five New Jersey PGA Section championships, two NJPGA Clambake titles and numerous other events. In recognition of his spectacular record, Lichardus was named New Jersey PGA Player of the Decade for both the 1950s and the 1960s.
NJSGA Open Champion 1952, ’65, ’69, ’71; Runner up in 1950, ’63, ‘68
NJPGA Section Champion 1953, ’65, ’66, ’77, ’78
NJPGA Player of the Decade 1950s and 1960s
Lincoln Clambake Champion 1966, 1968