Dave Stroman’s playing partners for more than 25 years in the Monday Morning Golf Club. Dave Stroman, 100, seated. Behind him, from left to right, Tim Irvin, 97, Ted Thomas, 90 and Charlie Points, 89.David Isiah Stroman, Jr., received a loud and vociferous cheer as he and his wife, Pamela and daughter, Tayloria, walked through the doors of the historic Langston Golf Course clubhouse on Thurs., Oct. 6, in Northeast. Dozens of public officials, friends, and family members were gathered to celebrate Stroman's 100th birthday along with his lifelong dedication to the game of golf.
After an opening prayer by the Rev. Herbert C. Bruce Jr., Pilgrim Baptist Church, Stroman was presented with congratulatory birthday letters from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton; Mayor Vincent C.Gray; City Council Chairman Kwame Brown; and Council members Harry Thomas, Michael Brown and Vincent Orange.
Stroman started playing golf at the age of 14 in his native Columbia, SC, and played until the age of 97.
"The life of a golfer keeps my father alive," said India Stroman Luckett, 54, one of Stroman's daughters. "His legs are bad now, so he can't play, but we still bring him over here to the course sometimes so he can shoot the breeze with the fellows."