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Old 05-11-2010, 11:55 AM
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Omaha golf legend dies at 80
By Christopher Burbach

Bob Astleford started playing golf with his father's left-handed, hickory-shafted clubs at Spring Lake Golf Course, four houses away from the family's South Omaha home.

The boy later scraped together 50 cents during the Great Depression to buy right-handed clubs - and went on to become one of the greatest amateur golfers in Nebraska history.

When Astleford died Monday at age 80, Omaha lost a colorful character, a legend of the links and a link to the city's past.

“He was definitely one of a kind, one of life's great characters,” said a friend, Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle. “Whenever we were somewhere together and people found out who he was, they would start talking about his feats on the golf course. Bob would start singing ‘Thanks for the Memories.' ”

Astleford graduated from Omaha South High School. At age 46, he married a girl who had sat near him in study hall, Irene Bowman. They had one child, Bob Astleford Jr.

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