Posted by: smyrnatnhistory | September 29, 2008

Bing Crosby

Smyrna golf

Originally uploaded by lorbsel

Yes, it is true. Smyrna once played host to the legendary Bing Crosby. During WWII, the USO and the Red Cross hosted golf matches across the country to raise money for the war effort. In 1943, Ed Dudley, Byron Nelson, Billy Conn and Bing Crosby participated in one of these matches at the old Sewart Air Base course. The nine holes that they played comprise the current back nine at the Smyrna Golf Course.

This information came from one of the historic info signs that are located along the greenway trails in Smyrna.



  1. […] programs. The tournament will be held at the Smyrna Municipal Golf course. (Did you know Bing Crosby once played golf […]

  2. Thank you, I have just been searching for information about this
    subject for a long time and yours is the best I’ve found out till now. However, what concerning the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the source?

  3. Hi! I think you are asking about the source? If so, then yes. The info came from the sign in the picture. The sign is located on the greenway across from the golf course on Sam Ridley!

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