Jul 15, 2017

A Round of Golf, Anyone?

My father, Dr. Harold R. Mead, was an avid golfer well into his 60's.  I had been told as a kid that he was at one time a very competitive golfer.  This article from the Journal of the American Dental Association, published in January, 1927, seems to bear that out.
"Golf Tournament: Announcement has been made of the winners of the 1926 Tournament of the American Dental Golf Association, held in Philadelphia last August.  Of the ninety-two contestants, the winners were: G.T. Gregg , Pittsburgh , Pa., champion; Robert N. L e Cron, London, England, runner up; J. J. Hillsley, New York City, handicap winner; Edward F. La Fitte, Philadelphia, Pa., runner up; Class A: low gross, A. M. Yessler, Woodstock, Ill., runner up E. W. Browning, Salt Lake City, Utah; low net, Reinhard Nell, Philadelphia, Pa., runner up, W. W. Powell, Philadelphia, Pa. Class B: low gross, A. J. Hefferman , Wilkes Barre, Pa ., runner up, Harvey Schwalm, London, England; low net, A. E. Webster, Toronto, Canada, runner up, A. L. Orr, Philadelphia, Pa. Class C: low gross, H. E. Beiser, New York City, runner up, Frank J. Erbe; low net, Harold R. Mead, Schenectady, N. Y., runner up, A. L. Mulford, Philadelphia, Pa. E. E. La Fitte, Philadelphia, turned in the best gross score for morning play; E. W. Browning, Salt Lake City, the best gross score for afternoon play. O. W. White was elected vice president; Thomas P. Hinman, Atlanta, Ga., secretary-treasurer (reelected). Frank M. Casto, Cleveland, Ohio, has concluded the second of his three-year term as president. The 1927 tournament will be played in Detroit."

Well done, Dad!

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