L.R. Goldman, began a career as a journalist for the Eastland Daily Oil Belt News. He became a popular golf columnist and writer for the Houston Post in 1938 and continued penning links life for 28 years. “Goldie” was taken off the Post’s golf beat for a time and in 1965 “officially” retired although he stayed on the Post part-time at the request of the Publisher and later worked weekends at the Houston Chronicle.
The most treasured compliment of Goldie’s journalistic integrity came from none other Mr. Ben Hogan himself via the Houston Golf Association Secretary Bob Rule. “Rule told me that Hogan said there were only two golf writers who never misquoted him,” says Goldman. “One was Ft. Worth’s Jim Trinkle - the other was Goldie”.
Two more noteworthy items about Goldman: his father actually fought in the Civil War. Goldie’s dad was age 65 when his youngest son was born. Goldie, who stayed at home for over two years to nurse his ailing mother when he was age 9, graduated from Cleburne High School in 1921. That year he won the mile run at the Texas State High School Track Meet, which helped earn him a track scholarship at the University of Texas.
Goldman attended Texas for two years, working during the summer for his hometown paper in Cleburne. Before his junior year Goldie decided he would rather be a newspaperman than a student. He then took the job at Eastland and then a career that would include stops at the Houston Chronicle, Cleburne, Waxahachie, Fort Worth Press, Port Arthur News, Beaumont Enterprise, and the Post.
Birthplace: Cedar Hill, Texas
Born: December 13, 1900
Died: June 12, 2000