North Carolina Newspapers

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PINEHURST
ant pleasure is not difficult to obtain.
The standard of golf on seaside courses
is higher than it is on the inland links,
partly because the former are generally
longer, narrower and in other ways
harder. The golfers play for distance
and direction under compulsion at the
seaside. They must play a long, straight
game or else no game at all worth while.
On many inland courses, and on nearly
all the less important ones, it makes little
or no difference where the ball goes on
the drive, provided it does not go out of
bounds or in an infrequent bunker. Of
course, this does not call for high class
golf. A man cannot learn to play good
golf on an easy course any more than he
can acquire skill as a horseman by riding
a rocking horse. The spirit that de
mands that even a short and unimportant
course shall be kept easy does not help
the poor player, discourages the good
one and blocks the way to elevating the
standard of the game.
To a large extent the middle class of
players are to blame for this condition.
They like well enough to get their tee
shots oft' straight and far, but they also
want to escape the penalty for failing to
do so, which is injurious to their own
chances for improvement and is quite
unfair to the better players who have
learned to play for distance and direction.
There are cases where a sliced ball es
capes punishment, except for a trifle loss
of distance, and there are instances where
a pulled tee shot goes free from penalty,
both being unfair to the one who goes
down the course on the line. It is unfor
tunately true that among some clubs of
the smaller classes the motto is " Fewer
hazards and more ginger ale," which
might be humorous but is discouraging.
Where this attitude of indifference to
the value of hard practice exists, together
with a reluctance to accept the benefits
of well planned hazards, the standard of
golf is bound to be kept at a low level,
particularly among players who, although
not young, are still far from being beyond
their prime and consequently are capable
of better things.
TOE AIIMWltfTElt HANDICAP
(Concluded from page three)
Lyon 20 18 10 19 20 96
lloon 20 20 18 19 18 95
Worden 20 20 IS 19 18 95
Church 19 19 18 19 20 95
Illggineon 19 19 19 20 18 95
Heil 19 19 19 20 18 95
Hodgman 20 17 19 20 19 95
Clark 20 20 17 17 20 94
Newcomb 19 19 18 19 1& 94
Cob urn 18 19 20 19 18 94
Culver 19 20 19 18 18 94
Gcrstell 20 18 19 18 19 94
Campbell 18 19 19 18 20 94
Ford 18 19 19 20 18 84
Walker 18 19 19 19 18 93
Waddell 19 19 20 20 15 93
Leahy 20 19 15 19 20 93
Stubener 20 16 18 20 19 93
Spotts 18 20 17 18 20 93
Covert 18 19 18 20 18 93
Sundrobouch 18 19 20 16 20 93
Huseman 16 19 19 19 20 93
Edwards 18 20 18 20 17 93
Billings 19 18 17 13 20 92
Leever 17 20 17 18 20 92
Fox 19 17 20 19 17 92
Grant 19 16 19 19 19 92
Eubank s 17 16 19 20 20 92
Jones 17 18 20 18 18 91
Blunt 18 19 16 19 19 91
Jennings 20 18 18 17 18 91
Blackmer 17 19 18 19 17 90
Irwin 18 20 14 18 20 90
Bitterling 19 17 17 17 20 90
Donnelley 17 18 16 20 19 90
powers 19 18 18 17 16 90
Dreher 19 16 17 20 17 89
A11en 19 18 18 14 19 88
Bruns 20 18 18 17 15 88
Putnam 19 19 17 17 16 88
Clarke 18 19 17 16 18 88
Clark is 19 17 17 16 87-
Hinds IS 18 17 17 17 87
Newton 18 17 17 17 18 87
Cook 18 17 19 16 17 87
Nuchols 19 16 16 17 17 85
Timms 17 16 19 19 14 85
Smith 17 18 15 18 16 84
Keleey 16 17 17 17 17 84
Blinn 17 16 19 16 16 84
Andrews 18 18 16 14 17 83
Plum i6 13 i6 19 19 83
Springer 19 18 16 14 15 82
Burns 14 17 15 19 17 82
Martin 19 14 16 18 14 81
Craig 14 17 16 17 17 81
Baldwin 13 18 14 18 17 80
N. B. Below 80 omitted.
FRIDAY'S SWEEPSTAKES PROFESSIONALS
Gibbs 20 19 20 20 19 98
Phellls 19 20 19 18 20 96
Stevens 19 19 20 18 19 95
Goodrich 20 18 19 20 18 95
Huff 19 19 19 19 18 94
Storr 18 18 19 19 19 93
Gilbert 18 19 19 18 19 93
Henderson 19 20 18 18 18 9i
Hawkins 19 19 18 18 16 92
Graham 17 18 19 20 16 90
Squier 19 17 15 20 19 90
Dickey 16 18 17 18 17 86
Daniel 15 14 18 20 18 85
Richards 16 16 19 16 15 82
Doremus 17 16 12 12 15 72
Fisher 16 17 17 17 15 82
STORIES OF THE JLINKS
The Sheriff and the Caddie Where
Real Ability Is Required
One day as Mr. Balfour was going out
for a round at St. Andrews he waved
genially as he passed to a caddie of his
acquaintance, who returned the wave
with that nonchalance of the gamin
which is said to be next to the ease of a
cultivated gentleman. The writer's
friend observed: UI see you know Mr.
Balfour?" "Ou ay," said the caddie,
" us Consairvatives a' kens ane anither."
Once upon a time in a northern golfing
city the law was administered by a Sher
iff of great kindness of heart. lie had a
favorite caddie, a sad poacher in his
spare hours. This worthy was known
on the links by his Christian name alone.
One fine day in court the Sheriff sen
tenced a poacher, who failed to appear
at the bar, to 5 or three months. A
warrant was at once made out for the
culprit's arrest, the court rose and the
Sheriff went to golf.
All that afternoon the caddie carried
for him. As they drew near the last
hole a policeman appeared and seized the
body of the caddie. ''My hat ! " cried
the Sheriff, "are you the poor chap I
sentenced this morning?" It was even
so. Sorrowfully the prisoner departed.
The Sheriff was heard to murmur : "If I
had only known " Then remembering
his high legal office he left the remark
unfinished.
Of the caddie s contempt for lesser
callings than the golfer's there are many
examples. A professor not Putter, but
a Scot of equal eminence was making
a very poor show on the green. The
caddie eyed him loftily and then sighed :
uAy, ay, Professor, ye may be verra fine
at themathematics, but it taks a man
0 ' genuine abeelity tae be a gowfer."
GOODRICH
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Akron, Ohio
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