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SAM SNEAD'S FESTIVE BLOWOUT
The puckering gentleman to the right is none other than Samuel Jackson Snead, serenading a ballroom filled with guests at his old stamping ground, The Greenbrier, with his version of The Sheik of Araby. The night before, Snead received a testimonial dinner, was presented with a gold-plated putter, and the annual Greenbrier pro-amateur tournament was named the Sam Snead Festival in honor of his 20th year as Greenbrier pro. It was a festival full of the Old South charm that permeates the historic resort in the West Virginia Alleghenies. And assembled to honor Snead and play the beautiful courses were top men of golf, business and society. Dutch Harrison stole the Sunday show from Snead with a dazzling 8-under-par 62, to take first-prize money of $2,300 from the tournament chairman, Chris Dunphy.
Four company presidents watched morning tee-off of tournament foursomes, then took off for a friendly round themselves. The observers: James M. Symes of the Pennsylvania R.R.; Harrison Eiteljorg of Morgan Coal Co., Indianapolis; Walter Tuohy of Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. and The Greenbrier; and Raymond E. Salvati of Island Creek Coal Co., Huntington, West Va.
Trumpet-playing Snead, backed by Meyer Davis' band, highlighted evening's entertainment at the Sam Snead Festival Ball at Greenbrier. Snead shot a 268 in tournament, tied Paul Harney for second place.
John R. McLean, snappiest dresser in the tournament, wore alpaca shirt, raffia hat, kiltie shoes.
Mrs. Harry Daumit of Golden Beach, Fla., wife of Lustre-Creme founder, also sported a rakish raffia straw hat.