Golf – 1978 – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Highlights Of The Inaugural Tournament At Onion Creek CC

The inaugural Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was held in 1978 at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas….which was a highly anticipated event for not just Austin…..but all of Central Texas…..for within a 100 mile radius of the Capitol of Texas are some 35 golf courses….which equates to lots of golf fans….and when you add to…

Golf – 1983 – Special – Commentary On The Unique Magic Of The Legends Of Golf Tournament For The Fan

The Legends of Golf Tournament is often called “The tournament that launched the Seniors /  Champions Tour“…..which from 1978 until 2012 was known as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament…..when from 1978 to 1985, the tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas.  In addition to providing a showcase for all the golfing greats…

Golf – 1978 – Highlights – PGA Championship – 3rd Round – Hole 17 – With Chris Schenkel + Dave Marr

Dave Marr, Jr. (December 27, 1933 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional golfer and  sportscaster….who was best known for winning the 1965 PGA Championship. Marr served as a golf analyst for ABC from 1972 until 1991….and was usually teamed with host Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel (as seen in this video herewith) and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosburg.  He later worked for the BBC in Britain…

Golf – 1979 – Story Of Hinkles Tree On Par 5 528 Yard 8th Hole At Inverness

Lon Hinkle is an American professional golfer….who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour (prior Seniors Tour)…..who won three tournaments in his career on the PGA Tour …..which all came in the late 1970’s.  In 1979, he earned $247,693….while finishing 3rd on the money list….and winning two Tour events, including the World Series of Golf. That year in…

Golf – 1978 – NBC Special – Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosts A Review Of 1978 Year In Golf

In this 1978 video seen herewith, legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy hosts NBC Sports year in review…..as this footage focuses of the year in golf…..with highlights and attention paid to 28 year old Tom Watson….who won 5 tournament, with one being the PGA Championship…..along with kudos paid to Gary Player, who won 3 tournaments in a…

Golf – 1979 – Hilites Legends Of Golf Sudden Death Playoff – A Wall + T Bolt Vs J Boros + de Vicenzo

This video is an absolute “blue diamond” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..as not only was this 6 hole sudden death playoff at the 1979 Legends of Golf Tournament played at Onion Creek Country Club in Autin, Texas one of the greatest finishes to ANY professional golf championship ever played….but it also…

Golf – 1975 – US Open – Highlights Of Lou Graham Defeating John Mahaffey In Sudden Death Playoff

Lou Graham is an American professional golfer who won six PGA Tour tournaments including the 1975 U.S. Open….as most of his wins were in the 1970’s….after Graham joined the PGA Tour in September 1964.  His first win was at the Minnesota Golf Classic at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1967 during his third full year on the tour….as Graham won again in 1972 at the Liggett Myers Open….which …

Figure Skating – 1979 – Donna de Varona Interview Sr Pairs Champs USA Tai Babilonia + Randy Gardner

At the age of 17, legendary sportscaster Donna de Varona appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports….thus becoming the youngest and one of the first women sportscasters for a national network.  Her groundbreaking career has earned her an Emmy….two Gracies….and the opportunity to cover a wide variety of sports events including 17 Winter and Summer Olympic games. In…

Figure Skating – 1979 – World Pairs Figure Skating Championships – Tai Babilonia + Randy Gardner

Tai Babilonia is an American former pair skater….who together with her skating partner Randy Gardner won the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships and five U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1976 through 1980…..as the pair also qualified for the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..where they were medal favorites but were forced to withdraw due to a thigh injury to Gardner. …