Opinion: The Overton Park golf course is about a lot more than golf

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 04, 2020 6:28 AM CT | Published: December 04, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Dan Conaway
Daily Memphian

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway is a lifelong Memphian, fascinated and frustrated with his city, but still in love. A columnist since 2010, his distinguished advertising career has branded ribs in the Rendezvous and ducks in The Peabody, pandas in the zoo and Grizzlies in the NBA. Stories in Memphis tend to write themselves. He’s helped a few along. Two book collections of his columns have been published.

For 114 years, longer than any other municipal golf course here, one golf course has introduced this city to the game, more than any other. Short and certainly sweet, first pars are found on this course, first birdies sing, and first eagles soar. And they come back for a lifetime.


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