Mayor Lee on the Passing of San Francisco Golf Pioneer Frank “Sandy” Tatum
“Sandy was a giant figure in the world of golf, a proud champion of San Francisco’s municipal golf courses, and a true friend of the City.
He was not only a terrific player, but a tremendous advocate for the game, helping to introduce golf to generations of young residents through his stewardship of The First Tee program. The First Tee not only taught the basics of golf, but it emphasized the importance of character and leadership.
His leading efforts to renovate Harding Park helped transform that course into one of the premier public facilities in the nation. We were immensely proud to name the clubhouse of Harding Park in his honor.
It was always special to share a round of golf with Sandy. He will be missed, but his memory will live on through his lasting contributions to the sport he loved.”
In memory of Sandy Tatum, flags will fly at half-staff at all San Francisco municipal golf courses on Saturday.