Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Mailbag: The Billy Casper Incident

Today's letter is the first of a three part series. When you've been under family ownership for over 95 years, some very interesting things show up in the files.

Buick was heavily into golf in the 1960's above and beyond sponsoring their own Buick Open and many of the dealers were fans. Seems Irv. Sr. was a fan of golf and was watching a PGA event at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas one Saturday in the spring of 1965 when he was hit in the head by a golf ball driven by Billy Casper, who was a top tier pro of the day.

Mrs. Casper came to his aid and here he writes her a follow up letter. He advises her that he stayed in bed at the Sahara all day Sunday and was driven home on Monday.

Next week: Her reply.

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