This is about a week or two after getting the 'go ahead' to build the golf course. It was in the dead of winter, and you can still see the standing corn stalks in the background. It verifies the opening date also, as 1971. I'm on the right. Charlie White, our banker, is in the middle, He's now the Mayor of Mattoon. The guy on the left is my brother-in-law, Ernie Watkins. He helped me build it.