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Golf Historical Society Sale on Sunday

My friend Bill Macdonald asked me to pass this along to readers. I know I’m heading down to see what’s there….

Yes, Golf was played in the Olympic games, and was won by a Canadian!
In 1904, 46 year old George S Lyon played against 80 golfers, mainly US players for Olympic gold in St Louis Games. After playing and winning 12 rounds of golf over 6 days he defeated the 20year old US Western Champion, Chandler Egan by 5 and 4, in the final. His victory was broadcast across Canada, with a response that was similar to Crosby’s gold medal win.
That Olympic golf trophy is on display at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Museum at Glen Abbey GC, 1333 Dorval Dr. Oakville ( www.ghhf.org ). On Sunday March 27, 2011 the Golf Historical Society of Canada invites the public for a free admission to the museum and its great exhibits to celebrate its annual Trade Show and Auction. Antique clubs are for sale and not overpriced, and we use them in our tournaments.
Great opportunity to bring in your old golf clubs and memorabilia for a free evaluation.
The doors open at 10:00AM with The auction at 3:00 PM, for more information (bill.macdonald@sympatico.ca)

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  • HI Robert, interestingly enough, I have a silver cup that was made in England in 1770 and is engraved with ” Royal Canadian Golf Association 1998 ”
    It is believed to be the cup that George Lyon won in that year.

  • HI Robert, interestingly enough, I have a silver cup that was made in England in 1770 and is engraved with ” Royal Canadian Golf Association 1998 ”
    It is believed to be the cup that George Lyon won in that year.

  • Did you know that’s not the “original” medal. That one was lost and this was is a duplicate made to replace it.

  • I re-read what you wrote and realized you said trophy – my bad – anyway the medal at Rosedale is not the original medal. It’s a copy and interestingly Egan lost his Silver Medal too. Garry McKay shared that with me the other day.

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