Freeland, Gus

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Gus Freeland discusses the history of golf and his golf tourneys in Lubbock and on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gus Freeland

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Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Harry A. Jebsen, Jr.

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: To Lubbock, Texas (1926), House built, Texas Tech University, Track team, Golf, First interest, Green fees, Clubs, Meadowbrook course, Graduation (1935), Golf, Sand greens vs. grass greens, Betting, Golf professionals, Lubbock Country Club course, World War II, Hillcrest Country Club, Land purchased, Burl Pigg, Conrad Young, Jack Sharpe, J. Trammel, Golf course, Warren Cantrell, designer, Memberships

Tape 1, Side 2: Hermosa Hills, Course comparison, Golf, Tournaments, Prizes, Texas Tech University, Golf course, Golf team, Weather factors, Memorable games, Golf on South Plains, Disadvantages, Advantages, Pine Hills Course, Reese Air Force Base Course, Outstanding golfers, Bennie Maxwell, John Groves, Holcomb Brithers, Raymond Martin, Glenn Bussey, Ed Tipps

Tape 2, Side 1: Successful golfers, Best holes in Lubbock, Artificial obstacles, Increase in popularity

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1926-1935

Bulk Dates: 1926-1935

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