William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park was established October 26, 1896 and is the second oldest public golf course in the nation behind Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York City.
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park is the place where the leading figures of golf converge in history: The player who won America’s first professional match became the first head professional here (Willie Campbell); the youngster who ushered the American game to the forefront of the world stage honed his craft here (Bobby Jones); the world’s premier golf architect re-designed the layout here (Donald J. Ross); today’s reigning threat on golf’s all-time record book gave a clinic to neighborhood kids here (Tiger Woods).
Here’s a hint: He was a jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and almost exclusively for Blue Note Records, he performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career.
1 Corinthians 15: 51-54
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
Much Love Family, R.I.P Uncle James, your light still shines within us.