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Herbert J. Schoellkopf Jr., creator of Old Pro miniature golf courses, dies

Herbert J. Schoellkopf Jr., creator of Old Pro miniature golf courses, dies

Herbert John "Herb" Schoellkopf Jr., who conceived and created Ocean City's Old Pro miniature golf courses and introduced the all-weather, 18-hole, air-conditioned indoor links, died of an aortic aneurysm May 5 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 95.

Born in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Herbert John Schoellkopf Sr. and Helen Sturr. Family members said the elder Mr. Schoellkopf owned a pretzel bakery and delivery route and failed financially during the Depression of the 1930s.

"My father grew up during these hard times, and he observed how inexpensive diversions such as movies and miniature...

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