March 31, 2014
President John opened the meeting and called on Jim Price who led the pledge and invocation.
Susan Jernigan introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians and Rick Hall introduced the Interact guests. President John gave thanks to last week's Club CART Challenger, Sandy Dyches, and the Outside Challenger, the Haskins Company, who raised $277.48 for the fund. This week's CART Challenger is Rabbi David Surill and the outside challenger is First Baptist Church of Augusta. Thom Tuckey provided the Sunshine Report.
Tim Owings introduced our guest speaker, Ms. Nancy Glaser, who is the Executive Director of the Augusta Museum of History. In keeping with our golf theme, Ms. Glaser gave a presentation on the History of Golf in Augusta. She shared interesting facts about the game including changes to the golf ball and clubs. Early golf balls were made out of polished rocks which made it very difficult to hit the ball high until the invention of the dimple as well as changes to the core. Clubs used to be made for every possible condition, including clubs with holes in them so you could hit out of water and a "claw" type club to hit out of bunkers.
We learned that the oldest course in the CSRA is Palmetto Golf Club which opened in the late 1800's and that the first LPGA tour event was held at the Augusta Country Club. The winner of the tournament won a green jacket long before it became the coveted prize of the Masters tournament in the 1940's. President John reminded the Club that there is no meeting next week due to the Masters tournament and we will meet again April 14th.
President John thanked the speaker and adjourned following the recital of the Four-Way Test.
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CART Blue buckets
Challenger: David Sirull
Outside Challenger: First Baptist Church of Augusta
Anita Mulherin, Augusta West, 3-27-14
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Eddie Booth, Jr.