North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. IX; NO 7.
Unquestionably Most Koyel and Unique
Match in History.
Two Hundred leopl Including CJolf
rn and Nong-olfers, follow
From Start to JImInIi.
UESDAY" night's moon
light match between golf
professionals Donald J.
Boss, of the local club,
and Jack Jolly, of New
York, was without ques
tion, the most novel and unique exhibi
tion of its character ihat has ever taken
place either in this country or abroad,
during the long and brilliant history of
the ancient Scottish game. It all came
about as things of this character gener
ally do, by accident, the idea being sug
gested by the rare quality of the moon
light here which the white, sandy soil
makes doubly brilliant.
E. J. Spaulding, of Burlington, Vt.,
had completed an after dinner cigar with
professional Jolly .and was enjoying a
stroll on The Holly lun veranda when
the thought occurred to him that it would
be a novel experience to stroll over the
golf course in the brilliant moonlight.
"Why not play ?' replied Jolly and the
remark led to a discussion as to whether
this would be possible, in which the golf
ers gathered in the hotel lobby, were
asked to participate. The general opinion
was that while they had never heard of
, such a match it would not be impossible
in a section as abundantly blessed with
moonlight as Pinehurst. This conclusion
was hardly reached before it was unani
mously decided that the initiative should
be taken then and now.
A committee consisting of W. A.
Johnston, of Latrobe, Pa., Allan Lard,
Washington, F. J. Bailey, Chicago, C. L.
Becker, Boston, G. Lee Knight, Philadel
phia and Herbert L. Jillson, Worcester,
Mass., was immediately made up and in
side of twenty minutes, a purse of forty
dollars had been raised. Professional
Jolly grabbed his hat and made a rush
for the quarters of Professional Boss,
returning shortly after fairly bubbling
over with enthusiasm.
This all happened Saturday night and
the date set for the contest was Tuesday,
Wednesday or Thursday evening, which
ever seemed best adapted to players and
gallery. At first there were a few doubt
ers as to the feasibility of the under
taking, but the unquenchable enthusi
asm of the promoters soon converted the
doubters and by Sunday night it was
generally conceeded that the only thing
needed to make the affair a success was
the interest of Jupiter Pluvius, who there
was every reason to believe, would do
his utmost to oblige. To avoid accident,
however, the IIarupices, was consulted,
and a chicken, quail and a sparrow hawk
sacrificed in order that the diety might
be thoroughly aware of the fact that the
occasion was one of unusual importance.
Tuesday afternoon was not promising,
a sharp north wind sweeping over the
frost upon bush and
until they
bits of dew and
shrub and blade of grass,
sparkled like the stars above.
Promptly at the appointed hour the
principals accompanied by the referees,
Messrs. Becker, Bailey and Lard appear
ed and received the enthusiastic greeting
of a gallery. The honor went to Donald
and he took his place on the tee.
"Are you ready '?" sang out a stentorian
voice, and from far off over the hill the
sweet tenor of Caddie Master Willie
Hill's voice echoed tmek "Let her go!''
And she went ! There was a dull click,
course and dark clouds partially conceal
ing the sun, but the sun went down in a
blaze of glory and a clear sky. The sac
rificial offering had done its work !
Quickly word was spread throughout
thev Village that the match would take
place and eight o'clock, the starting hour,
witnessed conditions perfect beyond the
expectations of the most sanguine. Not
a breath of air stirred, not a cloud marred
the surface of the vast blue dome from
which the glorious moon flooded the
landscape with radiance, bringing out
a sharp whistle, a moment of intense
silence and a distant thud as the ball
struck the earth, all heard with a start
ling distinctness which seemed weird
and unreal.
A moment later came "all right" in
sweet tenor and then Jolly drove ; an
other dull click, shrill whistle, moment
of intense silence, dull thud and the
musical "all right."
The crowd surged forward eagerly to
find Donald's caddie standing by a ball
(Concluded on page twelve.)
Golfers Already Assembling for Next
Week's Big Tournaments.
Week Will lie u Iterord IBrvaker In
History of not Onlj Local, Imt
Southern Golf.
HE coining week promises
to be a record breaker
in the history of not only
local but Southern golf,
combining as it will, two
contests of National im
portance, the third annual Midwinter and
the second annual American Golf As
sociation of Advertising Interests tourna
ments, play beginning Monday and con
tinuing through the week.
Prominent golfers and advert istng men
are coming from all parts of the country,
a field of nearly two hundred starters, by
far the largest in the history of golf in
the south already being assured. Many
of the contestants are already here for
preliminary practise and to familiarize
themselves with the course, and tonight
and tomorrow will bring large additions.
The Advertising Tournament will be
gin Monday morning with a qualification
round eighteen holes, with prizes for the
two best gross and the two best net
scores. Provision will be made for six
divisions each and there will be trophies
for the winners and runners-up in each
division, also for the winners and runners-up
in consolation divisions, made
up of those who lose in the first round
of match play.
In addition there will be prizes for the
four best net scores in a medal play
handicap to be held in connection with
the tournament and driving, putting and
approaching contests for which eight
prizes are offered.
The Midwinter tournament begins
Thursday morning with a thirty-six hole
qualification round, a gold medal being
offered for the best score. Provision has
been made for four divisions in which
the President's, Secretary's, Treasurer's,
and Captain's cups are offered for the
winners in each and sterling cups to the
runners-up. The losers in the first round
of match play in each division, will play
for sterling consolation cups.
(Concluded on page three)

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