Preview: The Open

In and around the club house early on August 27, 1946 in South Park near Pittsburgh PA, men participating in the United Golf Association’s Open Championship perform their pre-tournament rituals, contributing as much dignity to the occasion as the bas-relief golfing gods and goddesses on the building’s brick facades. The Ink Spots are in the house with The Gypsy and To Each His Own, courtesy of a portable radio in the dressing room. Views from the brick terrace are dominated temporarily by mechanically generated rainfall and fleeting rainbows.

Charles “Teenie” Harris archive
The Ink Spots
The Pittsburgh Courier
South Park Golf Club House (1939), design: Henry Hornbostel

In Memory of Billy Eckstine (1914-1993)