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George S. Lyon

This Great Canadian Golfer name was Geo S. Lyon.
At the age of 46 he entered the 1904 Olympic as one of three Canadians in a field of over seventy Americans, including their national champion, 20 year old Chandler Egan. They had to play twelve rounds in six days.
This was the Olympics of 1904, unclouded by politics and commercialism. The matches were front page news in many newspapers.   In a cold rain storm, Lyons was successful and won the gold medal by two holes. Showing his remarkable endurance, he than proceeded to walk the length of the dining room in St.Louis on his hands!

 


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