John, Sam and Uncle Frank made it
almost a ritual to attend Colonial
Golf tournament every year.
Colonial was Ben Hogan's course.
John caddied for Ben Hogan when
John was about 12.
|MEMORIES WITH THE FARRELLS
BELOW IS A PICTURE OF
CHARLIE SIFFORD, WHO
FREQUENTED JOHN AND SAM'S
GOLF SHOP LOCATED AT HWY 6
AND WESTHEIMER IN HOUSTON
CALLED SLAMMIN SAM'S
JOHN'S EARLY GOLF SWINGS
JOHN'S TEXAS GOLF SWANG
JOHN'S DEFEAT IN 1956, AGE 12
Sam getting ready to play
Waterwood with John and Don
in the summer of 1998.
John preparing to play
Waterwood with Sam
Sam warms up
Sam, resting in
after a golf
LAST ROUND OF GOLF WITH THE THREE OF
US AT WATERWOOD, SUMMER OF '98.
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Cannot find the score card for this one.
Don and John, Quail Valley, Houston, August 26, 1990. John 72, Don 92
John and Don, Bear Creek President's Course, Dec 6, 1990 Don took a sick day* (skipped school)
John 71, Don 88
John and Don Bear Creek Houston, Oct 9, 1991 must have been another sick day. John 73, Don 94
John and Don Waterwood, exact date unknown. Since Sam did not play this must have been after Sam's
death in '99 Probably early 2000's. John 88, Don 102 Waterwood is a tough course.
John and Don Waterwood June '98 played 9 holes. Sam was going to play later, but I think it rained us out. June
'98, John 38, Don 50
John and Don June of 2003 probably the last full game we played. John was starting to have trouble with his
arthritis and his blood pressure, but we still went to the driving Range John shot 82 and me 89. The closest I
ever came to beating him.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE SCORE CARDS
THAT WERE SAVED OVER THE YEARS. THESE SHOW
NONE OF THE ALL OF US PLAYING. I ONLY FOUND
THE ONES WITH JOHN. I WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK. I
DID FIND ONE WITH UNCLE FRANK AND ONE WITH
TOM. SCROLL DOWN TO LOOK AT THE SCORES.
CLICK HERE TO SEE UNCLE FRANK AND DON'S SCORE
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see YouTube video
of Dedication to