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It's interesting that Larry mentioned Tony Lema in the story, because there is a plaque on the 10th tee at Glen Head commemorating a promotional round that Champagne Tony played there one week before his death in a plane crash in 1966. Larry and Tony would have made some duo on the Senior tour.
Glen Head indeed seems to be a training ground for the "round belly" circuit. Besides Larry, its graduates include Mike Fetchick, who, at 63, was the oldest player to have won a Senior tour tournament; Al Kelley, a former winner on the Senior tour; and George Bayer, the longest hitter in the game back in the 1950s and early '60s.
Perhaps there's something in the water that comes out of the fountain near Lema's plaque.
Having long been a reader of SI and its entertaining features on sports personalities, I found the story about Laoretti very interesting but would like to point out that the photograph by Damian Strohmeyer on page 42 shows Laoretti driving a motor home, not a mobile home, as it is referred to in the article.
Motor homes, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are homes with engines and can be driven, such as the one Laoretti is pictured in.