Why You Should Play More Golf

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3 comments
In 1923, do you know who was:

  • President of the largest steel company?
  • President of the largest gas company?
  • President of the New York Stock Exchange?
  • Greatest wheat speculator?
  • President of the Bank for International Settlements?
  • Great Bear of Wall Street?

Now, these men should have been considered some of the world's most successful men. At least, they found the secret to making bundles of money.

Now, almost 80 years later, the history book asks us, do we know what actually became of these men?


  • The president of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
  • The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.
  • The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
  • The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
  • The president of the Bank for International Settlements, shot himself.
  • The Great Bear of Wall Street, Jesse Livermore, committed suicide.

However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazan.

What became of him, you ask? Well, he played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95, and was extremely financially secure at the time of his death.

What can we learn from this quiz?

Stop worrying about business and start playing more golf. :-)

-Author Unknown-

3 comments to Why You Should Play More Golf

  1. says:

    Bunny the only common denominator is death.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Bunny

    Great to hear from you again! How have you been? Yes, you are right...death - that which all of us have to face one day...In the mean time, have a great time living!


  1. says:

    cin2tan The successful V Tan : " golf playing is wasting time BUT scuba diving is better !!"

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