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In the intervening years,

however, all of the medals,

actually made of gold,

silver and bronze, largely

disappeared. Lyon lost his gold

medal, and the story goes, it

was probably melted down

and sold during the Great

Depression to put food on the

table. As for the team medals,

Glen Echo Country Club has

said they’ve only been able to

locate a pair of them.

The 1904 Gold Medal

awarded to Chandler Egan

for the team event was found

along with his Silver Medal,

won in the individual

portion, at the bottom of

a bookcase earlier this

year, in the former home of

Egan’s daughter in Chagrin

Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland.

A Gold Medal belonging to

Robert Hunter, who was not

quite 18 years old at the time

of the 1904 Olympics, and

went on to have a notable

golf career at Yale, as well

as, qualifying for two U.S.

Opens, is also accounted for.

In the 2016 Olympic

Games in Rio de Janeiro, six

medals will be awarded for

golf and only for individual

play. Three each, Gold,

Silver and Bronze, for the

men’s and women’s stroke-

play competitions. Golf

will also be in the 2020

Games in Tokyo, but its

future beyond then will be

decided in 2017 in a vote of

the International Olympic


This article is a segment of an article posted to Golf News Net and written by Ryan Ballengee. The complete article can be

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