Opening Day and Amen Corner All In One Weekend

We know that we’ve really turned the corner into spring when it is Opening Day at Fenway Park and the Masters Golf Tournament is underway.  Red Sox Nation is certainly on edge–facing the Yankees in the home opener with a 0-for-6 start.  There is always hope, however, for the next game or next series, and we still have a long way to go in this season.  It’s probably a good time to look back at some other successes to remind us of what this year should bring.

In the Plymouth County Notable Land Records Collection, we have two entries that will bring us the necessary confidence to brave this challenging start.  Ted Williams ran a baseball camp in Lakeville for many years, and Ken Coleman, the voice of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” team lived in Plymouth.  Their stories are part of our collection.

In addition, as the Masters finalists makes the turn onto the back nine at Augusta National Golf Course on Sunday afternoon, there will certainly be a mention of “Amen Corner” –a name coined by Brockton’s native son, Herbert Warren Wind, the world’s most famous golf writer,  while covering the 1958 Masters for Sports Illustrated.

We hope these great events don’t detract too much from the many people who are taking advantage of the improved weather conditions to look at purchasing a new home;  but, after you’ve done that, relax and enjoy some great traditions.  For these and many other historical and interesting achievements that have a Plymouth County connection, reflected in our land records, go the Plymouth County Notable Land Records Collection on this website.