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July 1, 2014

GLENMORE: Live five years longer, play golf

RICHMOND — I have written about “Live Longer Play Golf” and have been in Eastern Kentucky University’s homecoming parade with my Segway for six years displaying a “Live Longer Play Golf” sign on it.

For a couple of those years my granddaughter, Savannah West, has joined me on another Segway I own with a “Live 5 Years Longer Play Golf” sign.

I have done this thinking it would help the game of golf by attracting health conscious people to the game. So far it has not been effective. It is frustrating that no media picks up on it.

I got an e-mail from Tom Giacchini, tournament director at The Bull Golf Course, and I wanted to pass it on.

Maybe it will help, so here we go … In 1923 who was:

1.  President of the largest steel company?

2.  President of the largest gas company?

3.  President of the New York Stock Exchange?

4.  Greatest wheat speculator?

5.  President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6.  Great Bear of Wall Street?

Now, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them. The answers:

The president of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide

HOWEVER

In the same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.

What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of this death.  

THE MORAL

To heck with work – play golf!  (AND live longer)

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