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A Review of the Week
(By Sandy McNiblick)
THE best history of the past
golf week here ought to be
something in the nature of
diary, for there were happenings on
the links just about every minute.
The weather wasn't too superb for
it actually rained in the day time,
instead of at night, as many visitors
think the habit is here.
But that didn't worry Fred Wol
stenholme any. He belongs to the
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club,
Philadelphia, where Jim Barnes used
to be the pro.
Wolstenholme has owned golf clubs
for twenty-five years and, after the
war, became especially keen about the
game. But in that time the best score
he'd ever had for eighteen golf holes
He is the same as many other
mortals in one respect, at least. That
is that one can't say he doesn't indus
triously endeavor to shatter 100 for a
Wolstenholme was a-golfing the
other day here with some of. the
citizens of the golf pro shop here,
who were lending a word of advice
here and there on the best way for
him to drive, play a niblic, mashie,
putter and things like that.
That stuff sank home. The best score for nine holes Wolsten
holme ever had in his links career was a 49. That day he sank out
a 39 for nine holes ten strokes under his best previous mark.
They had started rather late in the afternoon and there was such
a following behind the pro matches, that this foursome decided it
would have to be called a day.
Wolstenholme must have decided he didn't have time to play the
last nine holes in 60 for a 99 to break 100. But from now on he'll
be rated by the Power of the Press as a worthy contender in any
Tuesday was the 13th bf March. The 13th is our lucky day. It
was the 13th of January we arrived here, with 13 golf balls found
in a new "one dozen" box unopened. Also the first break they
made on our stuff for the papers was an account of the result of
winning a twelve-hole clock putting contest. Somehow it appeared
in print as thirteen' holes nine in 2, three in 1, and one in 3. It's
not so bad to win a contest like that with more holes played than
called for by the committee.
Also, again on the 13th of March we found in the mail at The
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Miss Glenna Collett and her Father, George H. Collett
Miss Collett arrived in Pinehurst this week and will defend her
title in the North and South Championship.
Carolina a neat invitation to the an
nual dinner fete of the Tin Whistle
organization here. As George W.
Statzell, Aronimink club, Philadel
phia, was the retiring Tin Whistle
president, we were anxious to sit in
on the party and tell the Philadelphia
fans all the data.
There also was Martin G. Brum
baugh, former Governor of Pennsyl
vania now a golfer of parts at
Whitemarsh Valley C. C, Philadel
phia. He was one of the speakers
and just from the favorable comment
hard-by us, it was a cinch to judge
that his speech made a distinct hit
There was hearty approval when
the situation now was compared to
that which was with us at the out
break of the war. At that time it
was said America had gone in with
everything she had men, women,
children, money, munitions, skill, and
plenty of enthusiasm. With other
countries waging war on Germany
with all their' hearts, it more or less
required the aggressiveness of Amer
ica to carry the tide. It was figured
by many that the real offensive of
the Allies would start in 1919 but
America stepped in right heartily
before that and wound up the war with a salute of guns and things
in 1918. Six months later most of the boys were back in America
from the trenches and, it semed to the speaker, America lost interest
in the "war."
Efforts so benumbing to the Germans in the war ceased with the
war, over here and it was suggested that the same activity almost
on the part of America was necessary to conquer the problems of
peace as were necessary to win the war.
Brumbaugh favors the French method and feels that Americans
do not fully realize just what the French went through at the hands
of the Germans.
The German slogan ought not to be "Gott mit Uns" but "When
We Want Something, We'll Just Naturally Take It."
Some of those at the dinner here the other night were thankful
that more Germans were not golfers. If they wanted a par golf
score it was feared they'd just naturally take it. What could be
It reminds us of the incident here on the links last week. A
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