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Memories are magic. Our lives come back to us with the edges smoothed out, those long-ago days all sunny and bright with southern breezes and sapphire skies, and we hardly notice the dark and threatening clouds that frame the picture.
I state that now--at the very beginning of my afternoon talk--as a cautionary comment. I have been kindly asked by your anniversary committee chairman, Dr. Hughes--and thank you, Doug, for inviting me--to recall when the Chicago Open was played at this course, an anniversary you can surely be proud of. I once heard a pro say his club