Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dick McElyea Celebration on August 4th

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

Please take a minute to read the following letter from Bob Murphy. Bob is organizing a get together to honor and celebrate Stanford Hall of Fame Golf Great, Dick McElyea.

Go Cardinal!


To: Friends of Dick McElyea

The last time we saw our dear old pal Dick McElyea was when we all gathered to pay tribute to a wonderful Championship Golf Team.

Dick had to make a great competitive effort just to be there. Obviously in poor health and facing almost immediate surgery, none of that was going to keep him from honoring these brand new National Champions.

Just a few short days later he had putted out on 18 and headed for that big clubhouse in the sky. What a tragic and sudden loss it was for all of us.

Now we are going to gather one again, just behind that 18th green at Stanford, tell a few stories, bring back some great memories and probably fight back a tear or two!

Please join us on Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. to recall the great McElyea triumphs, that day a few years ago when McElyea and "Sam" O'Donnel emptied the great old hotel at Turnberry at 5:00 a.m. and that great joy which "Wimpy" always displayed with your three dollars after he had just won the front, the back, and the match!!!

Please join us and bring along a story or two. Hope to see you there.

Bob Murphy

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