Thursday, September 25

My Conversation with Tommy Bolt

1958 U.S. OPEN CHAMPION TOMMY BOLT DIED IN AUGUST. The colorful 15-time PGA Tour winner was 92. Not long before, in May, I called Tommy at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark. His health and memory were failing, but we had an enjoyable 10-minute conversation.

I asked Tommy about Ben Hogan, Jack Fleck (who I talk to fairly often) and life on the PGA Tour in the 1950s. The following excerpt is six and a half minutes in length. I hope you enjoy it. As you’ll hear, Tommy was a character to the very end.



−The Armchair Golfer

Related:
U.S. Open Champion Tommy Bolt Dies

2 comments :

lancer said...

That was great and sad at the same time. It's hard to make yourself realize what time does for even the most vibrant person. He was one of a kind and golf is a better game because he played it.

The Armchair Golfer said...

They were a different breed of tour pro back then. They all have stories. I was lucky to talk to Tommy before he passed.