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 – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac With Pat Summerall – Highlights – Year In Golf In Review

Pat Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and television sportscaster….who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN…..and in addition to his legendary  football broadcast career in which he worked with the likes of Chris Schenkel, Jim Gibbons, Jack Buck, Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford and of course, who could ever forget Summerall behind the mike with…

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 – 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…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay As He Recalls USA Figure Skaters In China

This video of ABC Wide World of Sports legendary sportscaster, Jim McKay, recapping the USA figure skaters exhibition tour in China provides ample evidence of what we call the “elegance and eloquence” of this wonderful sportscaster.  As McKay paints the canvas that covered Peggy Fleming, JoJo Starbuck, Rosalynn Sumners, Linda Fratianne et al trip to China in…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto – Live In China

After becoming an Olympic champion, Peggy Fleming turned professional….and performed on TV shows including five NBC specials of her own….while touring with many skating shows, like Ice Capades. During the Cold War, Fleming had filmed a TV show in USSR….and skated to Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto in China…..as seen in this video herewith.  Since 1981, she has been a skating commentator…

Figure Skating – 1981 – US Athletes In Review – With Mark Davis & Pairs Kitty + Peter Caruthers

Kitty Carruthers is a former American pair skater…..who with her adopted brother, Peter, are the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics Silver medalist…..the 1982 World Bronze pairs medalist…. and a four-time United States National champion from 1981 to 1984…..as the Carruthers siblings were coached by Ronald Ludington. They finished off the podium at the U.S. Championships in January 1979….but their results improved the following season…..when after winning the International…

Figure Skating – 1981 – US Athletes In Review – JoJo Starbuck + Elaine Zayak -1981- With Bud Collins

JoJo Starbuck is an American figure skater…..who with partner Kenneth Shelley is a three-time United States National pairs skating champions from 1970 to 1972…. and two-time Olympian at Grenoble, France in 1968 and Sapporo, Japan in  1972.  She was first paired with Shelley for a show in 1959….when they were small children….when they started training with coach John Nicks at the Arctic Blades FSC in 1961.  In their…

Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby Et Al – Good Ole Harmony – Sung In Movie Variety Girl

We here at ImaSportsphile are conscious of just how much generosity the Baby Boomer Generation had in their very fiber…..for this generation was quite frankly one of the most charitable of all generations up to then….and since then.  We have often thought about how the Boomers were taught by their mothers and fathers based on “rules of life” that the Greatest…