ST. LOUIS COUNTY — They start 'em young in the Haupt family. Two-year-old Luke has a love for golf, just like his dad and his grandpa.
"Runs in the blood," Justin Haupt said.
The game of golf has made a lot of great memories for the family. The memory that really stands out for Haupt: the PGA Championship in 1992.
"It was an incredible event," Haupt said.
Frame worthy. Haupt has a copy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from August of 1992. Justin who was 12 years old at the time, was pictured in the paper holding a green binder full of golf trading cards.
"It was such a thrill. I never was in the paper before,” he said.
In 1992, Haupt stood outside the clubhouse at Bellerive and got the pros to sign the cards.
"I was between the clubhouse and the driving range. I was the first guy they saw the minute they walked out of the clubhouse.”
Justin was able to get autographs from the greatest names in the sport including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Justin's dad framed the Post-Dispatch photo and even got the legends to sign the frame.
"That's the history of golf, doesn't get any better than it," Haupt said.