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May 19, 2007

Rub of the Green: Hall of Famers a sad loss for city golfing community

TERRE HAUTE — Area golfers were saddened recently to hear of the deaths of two popular Terre Haute Golf Association Hall of Fame members, Bob Haverty and Bob Bundy.

Haverty began caddying at the Elks Fort Harrison course as a youngster. He continued a lifetime interest in the game, and the list of friends he made along the way is legendary.

In his younger days, Haverty enjoyed caddying in foursomes that included such luminaries as Byron Nelson, Ralph Guedhal, Walter Hagan, all U. S. Open Champions, and Joe Kirkwood, Jr. who starred in the movie, The Joe Palooka Story. Later he would work in the pro shop at the Country Club of Terre Haute for pro, Wayne Timberman.

Bob Haverty was a veritable encyclopedia of golf information that entailed events past and present as well as local and national.

As an excellent player, Haverty led a contingent of more than 20 golfers to popular “hunts” in and around the Wabash Valley. One of his favorite destinations was Quail Creek Country Club, formerly Robinson (Ill.) Country Club.

Haverty had a tendency to judge people by the way they treated others. He was truly an outstanding gentleman in so many ways. Bob Haverty was 83 years old.

Bob Bundy was employed for many years as an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad, but his primary avocation was always golf. In making many railroad runs to various destinations, he would return to Terre Haute where he eschewed sleep and headed directly to the golf course in time to play in “the hunt.”

A solid player, Bundy was an entrant in the first Monticello, Ind., Open played back in 1951. He then played in 32 consecutive Monticello Opens until back problems caused him to curtail his tournament schedule. Bob was a former medalist in the T.H.G.A. Inter-club Tournament.

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