Posted 1 year ago
These are stills taken from a 8mm home movie my Grandfather shot in 1957 in Miami Springs, Florida. My Grandparents would vacation with my dad in South Florida and they would go to golf tournaments. The stills are of: Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin & Yogi Berra. The kid with the glasses is my dad at age 13.
I was able to find the excerpt below on a website about the history of the Miami Springs Golf Club:
The Major League Baseball Players Golf Tournaments:
Art Bruns, who ran King Arthur’s Court and the Carriage Club, had a talent for attracting the rich and famous. Arthur Godfrey, Mayor Dick Clark, all seven of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and local John Stadnik were members of the Carriage Club. Gus Grissom spent the night across from the villa the night before his fatal flight. Errol Flynn was among those who came for dinner. Though his connections Art Bruns was instrumental in bringing in bringing Major League Baseball players to Miami Springs for a golf tournament. From 1956 to 1967 major league Baseball held a yearly golf tournament at the Miami Springs golf course. Baseball greats such as Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Don Drysdale and AI Lopez participated both in the Golf Tournaments and in the nightlife of the Carriage Club. In the mid 1960's the National League held a pro-am tournament at the course.