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Opinion: Overton’s short golf course made long memories

By , Guest Columnist Updated: April 14, 2021 6:30 AM CT | Published: April 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Dave Wells
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Dave Wells

Dave Wells, Central High Class of 1955, worked in sales management at Plough Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp. He played in golf tournaments across the country, including the 1990 AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm. He also played a round with Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill.  

It was 1947 when junior golfers were invited to the Ritz Theater at the corner of Poplar and Evergreen for a movie introduction to the game. A couple of hours later, after a short walk or bus ride to Overton Park Golf Course, we gathered at the practice area behind No. 1 green.

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