Ted Ryan being interviewed by The Golf Channel
Damon Hack and Charlie Rymer were live from a temporary stage adjacent to East Lake's famous sixth hole, one of the nation's first island par 3s. What a fantastic team to work with! Damon did the interview, and we discussed Coke’s long history with golf. I showed him one of our first sports-related ads from 1905 featuring a man and woman coming off the course.
Two of the key items I brought for the interview were an advertising display piece from the early 1950s featuring Ted Rhodes, the first African-American golfer to play in a PGA event. He appeared in a series of posters featuring athletes like Monte Irvin of the New York Giants, boxer Sugar Ray Robinson among others. The last was a photo of the “big three” of golfing. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were all paid endorsers for The
We also set up a mini golf exhibit on the driving range. The media attending the event could see some of our treasures as well as the beautifully restored
After we recorded the segment, we attended a news conference to highlight the upcoming TOUR Championship by
One of the highlights of the morning for me was to hear from Alvin, a 10th grader at Drew Charter School Junior & Senior Academy. One of the focal points of the TOUR Championship by
Ted Ryan is director of heritage communications at The