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 (email@example.com)