Monday, June 27, 2011
The Billy Casper Incident- Part 2
You recall that last week we talked about a trip to Las Vegas that veered a little bit off course. Irv Reynolds Sr. was injured while attending the Buick sponsored "Tournament of Champions" PGA event at the Desert Inn. Turns out he was struck by a golf ball driven by none other than Hall of Famer Billy Casper, and we posted the letter he wrote to Mrs. Casper, who had come to his aid.
This week comes a reply letter dated July 12, 1965 from the W. F Harrity Insurance Company of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. In the letter, Mr. Harrity himself kindly apologizes for the injury but, as Insurance companies sometimes are inclined to do, declines any responsibility for the incident and suggested that by attending the Tournament of Champions, Irv assumed the risk of being hurt. Sort of a grown up version of "Go away kid, you're bothering me."
Will Irv indeed go away? Tune in next week for his reaction.