Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on June 28, 1963 · Page 7
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Boros did more for old guard than anybody since Pinza By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK — (NEA) — The United States Golf Association should book the Open Championship at The Country Club in Broolt- line every few years. Just to hear the touring professionals squawk, if for no other reason. Those guys want to play on parade grounds and seem to believe that it's the course's fault when they get in trouble. But playing the Open at The Country Club in Brookline every few years would also be a reminder of just how tough competitive golf can be on a real championship layout. It also would show who can play it well. Tournaments 50 years apart at The Country Club contributed most generously to golf. Until the 20-year-oId amateur, Francis Ouimet, beat the British masters, Harry Vardon and Big Ted Ray. in the Open playoff in 1913, golf was considered an old man's racket. Young Ouimet's spectacular victory gave golf in this country its greatest impetus. "Quimet's victory actually started the great golf rush," recalls Wilfred Reid, now 78 and residing in West Palm Beach, who as a British pro came to the U.S. with Vardon and Ray in 1913. "Something like 1,500 courses were designed and built in the country within two years after Ouimet won." This year at The Country Club, Julius Boros at 43 becoming the oldest man ever to win the Open did more for geriatrics than anyone since Ezio Pinza scored as the male love interest in the musical "South Pacific." "Club champions in the middle 40s are not uncommon," points out Al Ciuci, veteran teaching pro at Fresh Madow in Great Neck, Long Island. "As a matter of fact e.vceptional golfers in the middle 40s on the tour are not usual. John Bamum was 51 when last November he won the Cajun Classic, a PGA-sponsored tournament, in Lafayette, La. Sam Snead still plays a lot and well at 51. Ben Hogan at the same age was stroking the ball well in the Thunderbird Classic in Westchester, his first tournament since the Masters of last year. "So, you see, there's nothing out of the ordinary about an old guy winning a golf tournament here and there, although Boros beating the best under the worst conditions was remarkable, especially in view of the fact that he was overgolfed. The most e-xtra- ordinary thing about it was Big Jules holding his beautiful game together through 90 holes. It was lough enough for even the young fellows to just walk that far — 18, 18, 36 holes in one day and then another 18. "Where 5D years ago Quiraet put golf on Page One in this country FORE-TYISH Drysdale to start Dodgers open four game series with Milwaukee LOS ANGELES (UPD — The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Braves tonight in the first of a four-game series that they hope will secure them first place by the fourth of July. As baseball legend tells it, whidiever team that stays or lands in first place by IndQ)end- ence Day goes on to capture the pennant at the end of the season. Los Angeles is in second place in the National League, one-half game behind St. Louis. San Francisco is third, one and a half games back. Big Don Drysdale (9-8) starts for the Dodgers against Warren Spahn (10-3) for Milwaukee in tonight's series opener at Dodger Stadium. Both clubs were idle Thursday. Milwaukee brmgs a 36-36 season mark into the game which has the club leading the second division, sue and a half games off the pace. Maury Wills was e.\pected to be back in the Dodger lineup after a two-day rest for his weak left ankle to face the Braves. Maury has a .321 batting average, second best among Dodgers to league leading Tommy Davis, who has a .338 mark. Milwaukee's Hank Aaron holds a .303 batting average and leads in home runs with 21 and in runs batted in with 55 to spreahead the Braves' assault against Dr>'sdale. The St. Louis Cardinals follow the Braves in the Dodgers' current 11-game home stand. Cincinnati takes on the Dodgers in the final four games at Dodger Stadium. Vj..,.'. and made it clear that young people could play it, too, Boros in the most recent edition demonstrated to millions that everj-body who tries hard enough not only can play but also win. "Boros* victory will reiundle the interest of weekend players in club championships at the country's more than 3,000 clubs. No question but that it was a great thing for golf, especially with Boros making it look so effortless." Boros' fluid stroking of the ball is a gift, of course, but he has a logical reason for his easy-does- it style. "While I was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., during World War II," the unperturbable Jules explains, "the doctors told me I had a myocardial infarct, which are fancy words for something having to do with the heart muscle. Anyway, the doctors told me to take it easy. I actually "believe this improved my game. Maybe there is a tip here for golfers who ruin their games by putting too much energy into them." Could be, for Julius Boros, the picture golfer, has been making it look easy ever since the doctors told him to do things that way. TOUGH LIFE - Who says ramrodding a horse show crew is a tough ,ob? Bud M.ller, president of the Rediands Foothill Riders and vice-president of San Bernardino Valley Council of Riding Clubs, seems to have i. easy enough. It all depends on hoy, wisely a show chairman selerts his "workers." Members of the Rediands group will host their Third Annual Round Robin Gymkhana and Horse Show Sunday at Gregory Park Arena in San Bernardino. Bud will probably snooze through the whole thing. Rediands Foothill Riders Gymkhana slated Sunday Round Robin points will be at stake again Sunday when Redlands Foothill Riders present their third annual Round Robin Gymkhana and Horse Show in San Bernardino. Each member club of the San Bernardino Valley Council of Riding Club sponsors a "Round Robin" show at which contestants .\'ie for points. At the end of the show season. Round Robin points are tallied with handsome championship trophies and ribbons going to those with the greatest number of points. Mrs. Chris Hine is gymkhana secretary for Valley Council in charge of recording such points throughout the season. Rediands Foothill Riders show will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Valley Council ^ow arena, Gregory Park, at Kendall drive and Devil's Canj'on road in San Bernardino. Tropes and ribbons for the day will be awarded from first through fifth place in eadi of the 20 classes. Only two classes. western pleasure horse, novice; and back}-ard jumping are not Round Robin events. Judge for the day, according to W. R. (Bud) Miller, president of the host club, vrili be Larry Heinman. Announcer will tie Billy Slontana of San Bernardino. A grand entry will take place at appro.vimately I p.m. with a tro- I*y to be awarded to the best mounted group. Lundi and cold drinks will be available throughout the day. Program for tiie show includes tluree age groups (12 and under, 13 through 17 and 18 and over) of trail horse; three age groups of bending race; stock horse, open to any age; circle race, open; three age ^ups of stake race; west- em pleasure, novice; backyard jumping; horsemanship 10 and under; horsemanship 11 throu^ 13 and horsemanship, 14 through 17; quadrangle stake race, open; western pleasure horse, open; barrel race, open; and two-man Rediands swim club travels to Sierra Tlie Rediands Swim Club will go to the Sierra Swim Club Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for their second dual swim meet of the season. Coach Larry Munz, assisted by Warren Wood ("Woody") and Bill Shaivver have been conducting work-outs three times daily in order to keep this group of fine >'Oung swinuners in good condition. With a team of 80-some swimmers, a fine swim meet is expected. Directions for reaching the Sierra Swim Oub are West on San Bernardino Freeway to Euclid avenue, right on Euclid to Highway 66, left on 66 a short distance to Sierra Swim Qub, which is on the north side of the hi^ way. relay, open. The novice pleasure horse class win be open to riders ^^o hare never won a blue ribbon in this event Sah Bernardino Valley Council Round Robin rules will be in fwce, according to Miller. OUR ANCESTORS tyQuincy Rediands Daily Facts Friday, June 28, 1963 — 7 "I don't care HOW hot it fs! No knight of mine Is coming to work in walking shorts!" SWEETIE PIE By Nadine Seltzez "He's afraid to go out! There's a new cat in the neighborhood!" CARNIVAL By Dick Turner "How's that again. Son? Did you say you took Janie to the High Hat Restaurant, or that the High Hat Restaurant and Janie took you?" Player, Eggers, Bo Wininger lead field CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPD Gary Player, who always is in contention, and two dark horses. Bill Eggers and Bo Winuger, led the field by a stroke going into the second round of the $110,000 Cleveland Open golf tournament today with Jack Nicklaus and favored Arnold Palmer trailing by two and five strokes, respectively. The little South African, the redJiaired Eggers and the 40- year-old Wininger fired five-under par 66's—all of them wielding hot putters—in the first round Thursday to lead former PGA champion Lionel Hebert, Moon Mullins and Dave Hill by a shot. The golf was as hot as the heat which seared the 6,618-yard Beechmont Country Club course as 42 players in the 150-man field broke par 35-36—71 and 27 equalled it. Player felt he would have shot a 26 going out e.xcept for bogeying the ninth hole. "I was putting the best I've ever putted and I really felt like I was gomg to have an exceptional round," he said. "But then I three-putted from 20 feet on the ninth hole and wound up parring the 10th when I should have bad a birdie. "That bogey on the ninth really upset me and 1 really never got going again." Player had five birdies and two bogeys on the front nine for a 32 and two birdies on the back for a 34. The 30-year-old Eggers, using a 19-year-old brassie given to him when he was a boy. overcame the putting jitters which used to bother him as he carded a 33-33 while Wininger. whose golfing luck has turned better after an African elephant safari last fall, bad nines of 34 and 32. Their total of 66 put them two shots ahead of Nicklaus. Tony Lema, Mike Souchak. Sam Snead. Jim Ferrier, Gordon Jones, Oii Chi Rodriquez and Frank Boynton. U.S. Open champion Julius Boros. Jacky Cupit, Art Wall. Bob Goalby. Jackie Burke and Doug Ford were among U tied at 69 while the 70 group included former U.S. champion Gene Littler, Canadian Stan Leonard. Billy Ma.xwell, Jay Hebert and Jim Ferree. \\Me the trio of leaders putted superbly. Palmer couldn't get his putter gomg as he was bracketed with 26 others at even par 71. "The whole answer." he said, "is I've got the putting jumps." Even tried a psychiatrist Bill Eggers, a pro who learned to putt For Results Use Facts Classified Ads By OSCAR FRALEY UPl Sports Writer CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPI) There was a time when Bill Eggers, a handsome red haired pro out of Henderson, Nev., was putting so poorly that in desperation he even went to a psychiatrist. Bill put in some couch time with the head-shrinker. The ne.\t time he played ended that. 'I had a sLx foot putt, flinched, and knocked it clear off the green." he recalled. "I figured not even a psychiatrist was going to help me." But then a friend made a suggestion and that, plus a beat-up old brassie fliiich was given to him 19 years ago when he was only 11 years old, is the reason why he's front and center with a five under par 66 in the chase for the $22,000 first prize in the Cleveland Open golf championship. T was desperate and a nervous wreck when I took that putter in hand." recalled the five foot, 11 inch 190-pounder who originally hails from Portland, Ore. "I tried every putter ever made, even us­ ing that pendulum type you stroke like a croquet mallet. But I always overcharged them, tightening up, or choking, or whatever you want to call it, and knocking the ball out of sight on the green." But then a friend suggested that Eggers keep a record of what he did on every putt and for nine months he "catalogued" every stroke he took in the greens, whether they were long, short, chopped, hooked or cut. And in May he had an emergency appendectomy which, he grms in his easy manner, "took out a pucker muscle whidi must have been effecting my putting." "Whatever it was, I think in essence the trouble with my putting was simply lack of confidence." he analyzes himself now. "I feel like I can knock it in the hole, using instinct instead of drawing lines. I've got it now." He bad it as he shot a 3333-66. Bill, who was married when he was 16 and has four children, has won only $1,612 on the tour this year but is committed to "trying to make a living playing golf." The game has been his life's work for he started working around a public course in Portland when he was 11, "taking tickets, selling candy and pop and hunting balls." He was a pro at 17 and now plaj-s out of the Black Mountain Country Club in Henderson, which is near Las Vegas. It was when he first started working at the Portland course as a youngster that the pro, Ted Longworth, gave him a brassie. It's beat and battered with the chrome long since worn off. but with a new grip on it Eggers uses it off the tee and hits them long and straight. The putting, however, always was his big draw-back. But when he finished his brilliant round, fellow pro Dan Sikes of Jacksonville, Fla., walked up to him and said whimsically: "You know, tliere used to be a guy on the tour who looked just like you and his name was Bill Eggers, too. Only thing was, that fellow couldn't putt" The "new" Bill Eggers grinned appreciatively and walked away. Amateur golf tourney to be cut to four PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (UPI) —They trim the fidd to four in the California State Amateur Golf tournament today — and if the pattern follows what it has been, it will be a "who's he?" semifinal Saturday. All of the favored big names and former diampions have been eliminated. The only golfers of any repute at all are George Archer, the Trans - Mississippi and San Francisco City champion Jim Wicchers, National Junior champion from Atherton; and Dave Stockton, USC student and Big Sue king. TTiere are two 18*ole matches for survivors today and Saturday they play the quarter and semifinals. The 36-hole finals battle is set for Sunday. (3one from the running are the Lotz Brothers, Dick and John, sbc former champions and such .per- enm'al contenders as Dr. Art Butler of Glendora and Dr. Don Keith of Long Beach. The 1961 champion, Johnny Richardson of Long Beach, still could be in the running if he wanted to call a tecnicality of 16- year-old John Miller of San Francisco. Miller won their match, 2-up, but it was discovered after three holes of play that the youth had 15 clubs in his bag—one above the legal limit Therefore, he would have had to forfeit the three holes. "But if I couldn't beat him on the course, I didn't what to win on a technicality," said Richardson. So he refused to call the penalty. Cotton defeats Calderwood PAISLEY, Scotland (UPI) — Light heavywei^t contender Eddie Cotton of SeatUe. Wash, had high hopes today of getting an autumn shot at the . 173-pound crown because of Thursday night's victory over British and Empire champion Chic Calderwood of Scotland. Cotton, ranked second among contenders, earned the decision of referee Frank WOson because of his stronger finish in the 10- rounder at the Paisley ice rink. In the British Isles the referee decides the winner. There are no judges. However, the crowd—apparently believing that Calderwood bad gained enough advantage in the first half of the bout to offset Cotton's closing superiOTity— booed the verdict lustily. Yang, Drake leave for European meets LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Decathlon star C. K. Yang of UCLA and Bruin coach Ducky Drake leave Saturday on the first leg of their flight to Europe where the Nationalist China athlete will compete in sbc meets. The pair will depart New York by plane Sunday. First competition for the world's record holder in the decatlilon will be Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday. Yang, bothered by injuries in recent weeks, will compete in three events—the high hurdles, pole vault and javelin—during the two weeks in Europe. Other countries include Germany, Swaden and England. Polo crown at stake SANTA BARBARA (UPD-The U.S Polo Association's classic <^en crown and the Pacific Coast high goal tournament will be at stake this weekend at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Santa Barbara battles Santa Rosa Saturday for the Sprekels Trophy in the Pacific Coast tourney. Competition will be staged on a Z5-goal handicap basis. On Sunday, the Tulsa. Okla., riders meet the Oakland, Calif., Crescents in the open finals. Houston Colts to train at Daytona Beach D .mONA BEACH. Fla. (UPI) —The Houston Colts signed on the dotted line at a special meeting Thursday and will shift spring training headquarters from Apache Junction, Ariz., to a new $265,000 baseball complex here next year. The city commission, which agreed to give up 14 farm teams of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Athletics m «change for training the Colts' complete roster of major and minor league players, wil begin work on a brand new stadium and facilities after Labor Day. The agreement, approved subject to legal conditions to b« worked out by both sides, was written on a five-year basis with a five-year additional option fx this resort city. Eight Pirate and sue Athletic minor league clubs trained here during the past season. They will come back next year, but will have to find new spring quarters for the 1965 spring season. Houston will bring its major league players here next spring and add all of its minor league clubs in 1965. 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