I never knew my maternal grandfather. As the youngest child of a youngest child, he would’ve been 82 if he’d lived until my birth.
Back between the wars he was a successful factory owner in Buffalo (they made steel drums).
Anyway, he golfed, and was part of the new money at the Park Country Club, one of the most prestigious in the Buffalo area (and apparently, the new links they built in 1928 are still a mighty nice course).
So I was amused last month when I saw in “Today In Sports” – that filler column in local newspaper sports pages — that the PCC had hosted the PGA Tournament in 1934.
I’m sure my grandparents were there, and a big part of the organization. Eighty years later, I can do an advanced search in Google and pull up quite a lot of hits showing their involvement with the club during the 1930’s and 1940’s.