by Wayne Cook
At Sequoyah Country
As the morning fog lifts, SIR golfers are ready for conquest.
Was it them or the course?
left to right: Frank
Crua, Harry Oberle, Terry Sherman,
Carl Langhorst, Don
Schroeder, Jim Clizbe
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: Sequoyah Country
Club is not named after the tree, which is actually spelled
Sequoia. It's namesake was a Cherokee Indian who, when the tribe
was in Tennessee and Alabama, created an effective writing
system. This was the only time in recorded history that a member
of a pre-illiterate people independently created an effective
writing system. After seeing its worth, the people of the
Cherokee Nation rapidly began to use his syllabary and
officially adopted it in 1825. Their literacy rate quickly
surpassed that of surrounding European-American settlers. A
statue of Sequoyah is in the Nation's Capitol.