‘Dirt fishing': Old golf course shows its mettle

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 18, 2021 3:30 PM CT | Published: April 18, 2021 4:00 AM CT

What do you get when you mix bulldozers with acreage that has been populated for generations? “The opportunity of a lifetime,” says one hobbyist who spent 10 weeks hovering his metal detector over the Overton Park Golf Course.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.