BLOG Update- Wednesday, 10/16/13 St. Louis, Missouri

Wednesday Morning, October 16th, 7:05 am Leaving St. Louis Heading to Fort Smith, AK to visit Mr. Jack Fleck

The Olympic Rings at Glen Echo CC

The Olympic Rings at Glen Echo CC

What an inspiring way to celebrate my birthday! Staying at the historic Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis and playing golf with my hickory clubs at Glen Echo CC where golf was last played in the Olympics in 1904. I woke up, got dressed in my knickers and went down to the lobby asking which way to the train out to Glen Echo just like those golfers who were here in 1904 to qualify for the Olympics!

I can’t tell you how connected and in tune I feel with the “Olympic Spirit of Golf” being here and coming from an Olympic weekend in Atlanta with Olympian Dennis Berkholtz.

Andy Reistetter with Olympian Dennis Berkholtz in the Bobby Jones Room at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Andy Reistetter with Olympian Dennis Berkholtz in the Bobby Jones Room at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Now it is off to see a really spiritual guy, Mr. Jack Fleck, 1955 U.S. Open Champion. This trip, “following the sun to the southern hemisphere” is partly inspired by the man he beat in a playoff at Olympic Club- Ben Hogan. I plan to present Mr. Fleck with the replica Gold Medal given to me by the Glen Echo CC. If golf was played in the Olympics during his playing days he surely would have made the team! From Glen Echo CC to Jack Fleck!

Pictures tell a story, pictures with captions bring you closer to the “Olympic Spirit for Goflers”

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